Start of Term:
January 20, 2014
SB1348, which established the position of Arizona State Poet Laureate, was signed into law by Governor Brewer on May 11, 2012. State poets laureate will serve a two year term, beginning and ending on the third Monday in January of the corresponding year. The state poet can serve no more than three terms. The inaugural poet laureate will be appointed in spring 2013. Arizona's first poet laureate, Alberto Ríos, was appointed by Governor Brewer on August 19, 2013.