Florida's Poet Laureate
Established by the Florida Legislature in 2014, the Florida Poet Laureate is an honorary position created in the Florida Department of State.
Florida’s Poet Laureate promotes reading, writing and the appreciation of poetry throughout the state and encourages students to express themselves through poetry and reading out loud.
State Poet Laureates must serve a term of four (4) years. Poet Laureate legislation was signed by Governor Rick Scott on June 20, 2014. The nomination process is in development and will be posted here soon.
Previous Florida Poet Laureates
|Franklin N. Wood||By Governor John W. Martin, 1929|
|Vivian Laramore Rader||By Governor Doyle E. Carlton, 1931|
|Dr. Edmund Skellings||By Governor Robert Graham, 1980|