What We Do

We manage the Poet Laureate selection process, leverage a network of literary professionals to fuel submittals, and promote Poet Laureate projects and activities on behalf of Santa Clara County.

Who We Serve

The Poet Laureate is a program of the County of Santa Clara is overseen by the County Library District and administered by SVCREATES. As the Poet Laureate administrator, we serve the Santa Clara County Library in their effort to celebrate the art of poetry and make poetry more accessible in the everyday lives of Santa Clara County residents.

Why It’s Important

Poet Laureate programs grow public awareness in the literary arts, foster cross-cultural understanding, and connect us to our heritage and to each other.

What’s Been Done

What’s Next

Applications for the 2022-2023 Poet Laureate will open August 9 and the deadline to apply is September 24, 2021. The next Poet Laureate will serve from January 2022 – December 2023 and will receive a stipend of $4,000 per year, with a budget of $1,000 per year for reimbursable expenses related to their activities. Click here for 2022-23 Application Details.