Florida's Poet Laureate
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.
The Florida Poet Laureate nomination deadline was February 13, 2015.
The Florida Council on Arts and Culture will vote to recommend five names to the Secretary of State on March 12, 2015.
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|