The Los Gatos Poet Laureate

Applications for the Los Gatos Poet Laureate term 2024-2026 are now open.

The town invites applications for the honorary position of Town of Los Gatos Poet Laureate for the term of 2024-2026.  The Town Poet Laureate is an honorary position that serves to promote poetry and encourage the appreciation and advancement of literary arts in the Town of Los Gatos.   

The Poet Laureate will serve a three-year term beginning in January 2024 and ending in December of 2026. This honorary position is open to any Los Gatos resident aged 18 or older who has either published poetry or has been recognized for their contributions to poetry or other literature.  

The deadline to apply is December 4, 2023. 

Application to the 2024-2026 Poet Laureate position is available here. Please fill out and email the completed form to Ryan Baker

For questions, please contact Library Director Ryan Baker

Past Poet Laureate

Jen Siraganian term 2021-2023

Jen Siraganian is a writer, educator, and literary organizer. She has served as Managing Director for Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival, been nominated for a Ruth Lilly Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, earned scholarships from Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, and authored a poetry chapbook titled “Fracture.” Her writing has appeared in Best New Poets 2016, Cream City Review, Mid-American Review, Smartish Pace, Barrow Street, Southwest Review, Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place, and other literary journals and anthologies.