Georgia Poet Laureate (2019- )

In 2019, Chelsea Rathburn was appointed Poet Laureate of Georgia. In this role, she judges the Poet Laureate’s Prize, an annual statewide high-school contest, appears at schools, libraries, and community organizations, and generally serves as an ambassador for poetry and a champion of the literary arts in Georgia.

In 2021, Rathburn received a Poets Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets to implement a civic project, Georgia Poetry in the Parks, in partnership with the Georgia Center for the Book and the DeKalb Library Foundation. Stay tuned for more details on this project, which will be launched in the spring of 2022!