This just in: New Poet Laureate!

The news is finally out! David Perez will be the third Poet Laureate in Santa Clara County. Welcome David!

Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Blog

Santa Clara County poet laureateDavid Perez Named Santa Clara County Poet Laureate

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.—Today, the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors appointed David Perez to the honorary post of Santa Clara County Poet Laureate for a two year term (January 14, 2014 – December 21, 2015).  Perez was recommended to the Board following the call for applications, and a two step review process organized by the County and Silicon Valley Creates.

“David Perez brings a wealth of creative experience to the post of PoetLaureate,” said County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith.  “He will do a fine job in helping to make poetry accessible to the community.”
    Perez is a poet, writer and educator. He is a professor of English at Ohlone College and has toured throughout the United States and Canada to give readings and book signings. He is the author of Love in a Time of Robot Apocalypse under…

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