U.P. Poet Laureate Foundation

The Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that promotes poetry and the spoken word through public readings, workshops, virtual events and digital platforms. The foundation celebrates the U.P. and its cultural heritage  through poems in online or print publications and champions past and present U.P. poets. The Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate serves a two-year term,  which may be renewed one time. The laureate represents all 15 counties of the Upper Peninsula.

It’s the combination of the intimate and the public that I find so exciting about being poet laureate.

Rita Dove

2021-22 OFFICERS

Janeen Pergrin

Vice President:
Martin Achatz

Amanda Blumer

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Virtual Meeting Schedule

All meetings are open to the public. Contact us for the Zoom link.