Fifth term – 2018-2020


Kaecey McCormick is a language and visual artist and creativity coach on a mission to ignite creativity in everyone. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and was named the 2018-2020 Poet Laureate for the City of Cupertino where she enjoyed bringing her mission to life by celebrating creativity in community with others. 

Kaecey holds degrees in Anthropology and Psychology from UCLA and the University of Maryland, and an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University. Her poetic work has won awards and been featured in numerous journals, anthologies, her books. She has served as a judge to various poetry contests, including the 2020 California State Poetry Society contest.   

During her term, Kaecey designed and facilitated many creativity workshops and programs for community members of all ages. She was a featured presenter at different locations around the South Bay, helping spread the power of poetry beyond the borders of Cupertino. Whenever possible, Kaecey joined with other artists and writers to create diverse programs that reached a broad audience.

To celebrate her term and the creativity in Cupertino and the surrounding areas, Kaecey edited the anthology Celebrate Creativity: A Cupertino Community Anthology (Legentibus Press), now available for purchase. This 350-page book features creative writing from over 80 contributors, visual art, and poetry in different languages.

In addition to working as a creativity coach, Kaecey ghostwrites and freelances on a regular basis. When not creating with words, paint, pencils, or whatever she can get her hands on, she enjoys family time with her husband and their four daughters or curling up in a comfy chair with a good book, hot cup of Earl Grey, and her two cats.

Kaecey’s term as Poet Laureate ended on February 29, 2020. 

Kaecey continues to teach creativity workshops and speak about creativity in the community. You can sign up for her newsletter here or visit her website at for more information or to contact her.