Poet Laureate

About the City of Boston’s Poet Laureate Program

The City’s Poet Laureate is tasked with raising the status of poetry in the everyday consciousness of Bostonians, acting as an advocate for poetry, language and the arts, and creating a unique artistic legacy through public readings and civic events. The Poet Laureate is a ceremonial appointment, and the chosen poet serves as a significant fixture in Boston’s cultural and artistic arena. Click here for more information.

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Ongoing City of Boston Poet Laureate programs

Boston Public Library Visiting Hours

Boston Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture announce branch visits by the City of Boston’s Poet Laureate, Danielle Legros Georges, who will travel to Boston Public Library locations to meet and engage with aspiring and practicing poets throughout the city. Interested participants can bring examples of their work for discussion, or questions and comments for the Poet Laureate Program. “The drop-in workshops from such a highly accomplished poet are a unique learning opportunity to develop one’s skills and celebrate creativity and the arts in the City of Boston,” says Christine Schonhart, Boston Public Library’s Director of Library Services for the Branches.

Elder Poetry Program

Free senior poetry workshops are offered each season at several local nursing homes and adult day health centers.  The Program’s pilot works takes place in the Mount Pleasant Home in Jamaica Plain, and is lead by poet and journalist Sandee Story. The Mount Pleasant Home offers an attractive, sunlit meeting space, free parking, easy access to the #39 bus and handicapped accessibility.

Spotlight Poetry Series at Trident Booksellers Café

Coming soon…