Start of Term:
November 4, 2016
Position established 1987; codified in Sec.
42-100-1, General Laws.
Former Poet Laureate Rick Benjamin stepped down from the position on January 15, 2016, in order move to California, to teach at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was replaced by Tina Cane on November 4, 2016.
Steven Harper (1988-1993)
C.D. Wright (1994-1999)
Tom Chandler (September
1, 2000-April 2007)
Lisa Starr (April 12, 2007-2012)
Rick Benjamin (Jan. 9, 2013-Jan. 15, 2016)