Fresno's Lee Herrick appointed California's Poet Laureate

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Fresno's Lee Herrick to serve as California's 10th Poet Laureate. 'Lee's de...

November 19, 2022
5:32 AM

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Fresno's Lee Herrick to serve as California's 10th Poet Laureate. 'Lee's dedication to highlighting the diverse experiences of Californians, and making them so accessible through his poetry, makes him a perfect candidate,' said Governor Newsom. The function of a California Poet Laureate involves advocacy for poetry in classrooms and boardrooms across the state to inspire the emerging generation of literary artists. They educate Californians about the influence and value of numerous authors and poets by holding public readings across California.

Isaiah Varela