To nominate a Poet, please fill out this form. 

Thank you for taking the time to nominate a candidate for the opportunity to become the next Oregon Poet Laureate.  We review each nomination, screen for eligibility, and reach out to nominees to see if they accept the nomination. Those who accept will receive the application packet. If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Solares-Steger at

Once we receive your nomination, we will notify the nominee.  
Deadline for Nominations is January 8, 2024.

Nominee Applications will be due January 12, 2024.


Who are you nominating as the next Oregon Poet Laureate?

To apply to be Oregon Poet Laureate, applicants must: 
  • be a current resident of Oregon
  • have lived in Oregon for at least ten years (time spent in out-of-state artist residencies during those ten years are accepted, as long as they maintained Oregon as their home state)
  • be publicly recognised as a poet and well regarded for excellence in their work
  • have a significant body of published and/or performed work
  • agree to the conditions and the two-year term of appointment