Poet Laureate of Marin 2019-2021

Poet Laureate
of Marin County

Terry Lucas

Terry Lucas, Poet Laureate writing

Terry Lucas will serve as Poet Laureate from 2019-2021 and the theme of his tenure will be “Poetry as Connection.” He hopes to foster greater connections between poets and to encourage a wider audience for poetry in Marin County.  Read more about Lucas and his work at:  www.terrylucas.com.

Lucas is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Dharma Rain and In This Room, and two prize-winning chapbooks, Altar Call and If They Have Ears to Hear. His writings have appeared in numerous national journals, including Columbia Poetry ReviewCrab Orchard ReviewAlaska Quarterly Review, and Open: Journal of Arts & Letters.

Poet Laureate Appearances

Poet Laureate Terry Lucas reading

See a list of upcoming scheduled appearances and readings:

Terry Lucas Reading Schedule

Terry Lucas Interview on Marin Poets Live!

Neshama Franklin interviews Terry on an episode of Marin Poets Live! which aired Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Watch interview

Terry Lucas interview on Marin Poets Live!

About the Marin Poet Laureate Program

The Marin Poet Laureate Program is dedicated to building community through poetry by appointing and supporting a Poet Laureate for the county. As an ambassador for poetry, the Laureate promotes citizens’ awareness of poetry as well as heightens their appreciation of the art form.  The Laureate strives to forge a meaningful connection between poetry and the populace, undertakes projects that will make poetry more available and more accessible to people in their everyday lives, and demonstrates a dedication to the art of writing poetry.


Rebecca Foust, 2017-2019

Prartho Sereno, 2015-2017

Joe Zaccardi, 2013-2015

Lyn Follett, 2010-2013

Albert Flynn DeSilver, 2008-2010

Sara Jones (Director, Marin County Free Library), Gabriella Calicchio (Director, Cultural and Visitors’ Services), Richard Brown (Chair), Suzie Pollak, Calvin Ahlgren, Joe Zaccardi, Suella Kennedy