Fairfax Poet Laureate Program

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The Fairfax County Poet Laureate is both a high honor and a community outreach program to showcase poetry and the literary arts. The program raises the visibility of poetry by supporting a leadership role for a poet to engage new audiences, create new opportunities for poetry to be shared, and encourage the creation of poetry and other literary works.

The Fairfax County Poet Laureate will serve as an ambassador of poetry for a two-year term by promoting the appreciation of poetry as an art form in the county, region and state. In this leadership role, the Poet Laureate will create and execute a community service project. The Fairfax Poet Laureate Program is executed by ArtsFairfax in partnership with Fairfax County.

Learn more about the 2020-2022 Fairfax Poet Laureate Nicole Tong.