On April 26, 2010, Governor Kulongoski appointed Paulann Petersen Oregon's sixth Poet Laureate. On April 12, 2012, Governor Kitzhaber re-appointed her to a second term.

Information about Paulann, the Poet Laureate program, and how to request an appearance can be found on this website.

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As the Oregon Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen makes public appearances at various events around the state. Check the calendar page for possible events near you.