Hi, Tim –


The Louisiana Poet Laureate selection process is administered by law by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.  Basically there is a committee that narrows nominees to three presented to the governor for the final selection.  There are expectations written into the responsibilities that the PL will work with the Louisiana Center for the Book in presenting programs (poetry month, Louisiana Book Festival).  I will get the contact name to you.


Best of luck with it,





Jim Davis

Director of the Louisiana Center for the Book

State Library of Louisiana

701 North 4th Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5232
Phone: 225-342-9714 / Fax: 225-219-9840


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From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Gleisner, Tim (MDE)
Sent: Friday, January 7, 2022 9:35 AM
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Subject: Help with new Poet Laureate position


Good Morning Everyone,


This is Tim Gleisner from Michigan again.


We just learned two days ago that the Legislature has approved the establishment of State of Michigan Poet Laureate position. This is the first time such a position has existed in Michigan. In this establishment the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Center for the Book will be leading this program.


I am wondering if any of you supervise a similar program in your respective states? If so if you would be willing to share the guidelines for your program? Or, could you put me in touch with anyone who does supervise the program for your states?


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Tim Gleisner


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