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Poet Laureate History

Beginning in 2000, Wisconsin governors have appointed four Poets Laureate. Originally, the Poet Laureate position was designated as a four-year term. Beginning in 2008, the current and future Poets Laureate will serve two-year terms. The Wisconsin Academy now stewards the Wisconsin Poet Laureate program and assists the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission in the selection and support of the Wisconsin Poet Laureate.

Wisconsin Poets Laureate

Kimberly Blaeser: 2015–2016
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Max Garland: 2013–2014
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Bruce Dethlefsen: 2010–2012
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Marilyn L. Taylor: 2008–2010
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Denise Sweet: 2004–2008
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Ellen Kort: 2000–2004
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Past Commended Poets

BJ Best and Karla Huston: 2012-2014

John Lehman and BJ Best: 2008–2010

John Lehman and Tom Montag: 2004–2008

Denise Sweet and Doug Flaherty: 2000–2004

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