On April 25, 2014, Governor Kitzhaber appointed Peter Sears Oregon’s seventh Poet Laureate.

The Oregon Poet Laureate fosters the art of poetry, encourages literacy and learning, addresses central issues relating to humanities and heritage, and reflects on public life in Oregon.

Information about Peter, the Poet Laureate program, and how to request an appearance can be found on this website.

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Peter Sears Oregon Poet Laureate

As the Oregon Poet Laureate, Peter Sears makes public appearances at various events around the state. Check the calendar page for possible events near you.