PROGRAM: Iowa Poet Laureate

Subject: Poetry Audience: All

The Iowa Poet Laureate is a two-year renewable appointment sponsored by Humanities Iowa. The Poet Laureate strives to demonstrate the importance of poetry in Iowans’ everyday lives by conducting readings, programs, and other poetry-centered initiatives throughout his or her term of service. Mary Swander, a professor at Iowa State University, is the current Poet Laureate.