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.
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.
Oregon’s Poet Laureate program is a collaborative project of the state’s five cultural partners, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Humanities, and the State Historic Preservation Office, with funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust.