Installation of new Poet Laureate

Installation of new Poet Laureate

Enid Osborn (photo by Chryss Yost)

The public is invited to join the city in celebrating National Poetry Month at the April 11 City Council meeting and public installation ceremony for our 7th Poet Laureate, Enid Osborn, scheduled for 2 p.m. at City Hall.

The City of Santa Barbara established a position of Poet Laureate in 2005 in order to direct proper attention and honor to literary arts by utilizing poetry to celebrate and elevate community events. Since the establishment of the position the city has been remarkably fortunate of have six exceptional Poets Laureate Emeriti—the late Barry Spacks, Perie Longo, David Starkey, Paul Willis, Chryss Yost and Sojourner Kincaid-Rolle. All have served to engage the community in greater appreciation for poetry, and have enhanced our experience of community events and celebrations.



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April 11, 2017 - 2:00 pm


Santa Barbara City Hall

735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara
United States
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