We started the Poet Laureate program in 2011 to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of poetry in Fort Collins. Each year we accept nominations from the public, and a panel of local poets and writers choose the top candidates which are then put to a public vote.

The Poet Laureate hosts free monthly workshops, readings, and other community events.

Please contact Todd Simmons (todd@wolverinefarm.org) for more information about this program.

2018 Fort Collins Poet Laureate

To be eligible, poets must live in Fort Collins, and be willing to serve the community in the name of poetry. Past poet laureates have held readings, published poems, visited schools, and led workshops. The winning poet will serve from April 2018 to April 2019, and will be involved in the selection of the next poet laureate. The winning poet will receive a $250 honorarium supported by the Jason Sheppard Greer and Lucy Kim Greer Foundation for the Arts.

If you have any questions please call the Publick House at 970-682-2590 or email Todd Simmons at todd@wolverinefarm.org.


2018 FORT COLLINS POET LAUREATE

Natalie Giarratano

PREVIOUS POETS LAUREATE OF FORT COLLINS

2017 Felicia Zamora

2017 Poet Laureate: Felicia Zamora

abykaupang

2016 Poet Laureate: Aby Kaupang

Chloe Leisure 2

2014/2015 Poet Laureate: Chloé Leisure

jason hardung

2013 Poet Laureate: Jason Hardung

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2012 Poets Laureate: Matt Sage & Michael Bussman

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