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Current Laureate:
Paisley Rekdal

Start of Term:
May 10, 2017

Position History:
Position established January 24, 1997, with the appointment of David Lee by Mike Leavitt. The position is administered by the Utah State Poet Laureate Program, a collaborative effort between the Governor's Office and the Utah Arts Council Literature Program. The State Poet Laureate holds this position for five years and travels throughout the state to promote literature, particularly poetry, through speaking and reading engagements at colleges, universities, schools, community centers and other public venues.

Previous Laureates:
David Lee (January 24, 1997-January 2003)
Kenneth W. Brewer (January 24, 2003-March 15, 2006)
Katharine Coles (March 2006 - April, 2012)
Lance Larsen (April 2012-April 2017)

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