On April 26, 2016, Governor Kate Brown appointed Elizabeth Woody Oregon’s eighth 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 Elizabeth, the Poet Laureate program, and how to request an appearance can be found on this website.

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

Elizabeth Woody, Oregon's Eighth Poet Laureate

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage.