Winona Poet Laureate: 2017-18

Purpose of the Winona Poet Laureate Program:

  • To promote the art of poetry—writing, reading, performing, displaying and teaching.
  • To encourage public presentations of poetry in the Winona area.
  • To recognize individuals who are dedicated to the art of poetry in the Winona area.


  • Agree to attend a reception announcing his/her selection.
  • Agree to conduct a public reading of his/her own work each year during National Poetry Month.
  • Agree to organize an annual reading by local poets.
  • Agree to host one poetry workshop or class at the high school level each year (dependent on the school’s permission to do so).
  • Agree to promote poetry in the Winona area in a manner of his/her own choosing.


  • $1,200 for the duration of the appointment ($600/year over two years).

More Information regarding suggested duties:

Poet Laureate 2017-18



  • Contact Fine Arts Commission Staff Chad Ubl (507-457-8258).



Deadline to Apply: November 10, 2016.