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 Review, Crab Orchard Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Open: Journal of Arts & Letters.
Poet Laureate Appearances
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.
PREVIOUS POET LAUREATES
Prartho Sereno, 2015-2017
Joe Zaccardi, 2013-2015
Lyn Follett, 2010-2013
Albert Flynn DeSilver, 2008-2010
MARIN POET LAUREATE PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
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