Cupertino Poet Laureate

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Celebrate Creativity

Poet Laureate LogoThe Cupertino Poet Laureate is an honorary, volunteer position sponsored by the City of Cupertino and seated in the Cupertino Library. Sponsors and support network include the Cupertino Library Commission, Friends of the Cupertino Library, and the Cupertino Library Foundation.

The Poet Laureate is a practicing poet with professional recognition and a talent for performance. The Poet Laureate is expected to host public events that promote the literary arts in our community and inspire creativity in all residents. Such events might include poetry contests, writing workshops, lectures, and public readings.

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Cupertino Poet Laureate Kaecey McCormick

Image of new poet laureateKaecey is a poet, writer, artist, and teacher. She believes poetry can change the way we view ourselves and others, the way we see where we live, and how we live our lives. She believes poetry can transport the reader from the physical world to another place in time and space.

Kaecey is especially eager to contribute to the Cupertino community after having personally benefited from participation in the Poet Laureate program in year's past. Her intention is to learn from the experience and from those she meets, and to strive to provide meaningful experiences to others.

Her poetry has been most recently published or is forthcoming in Linden Avenue Literary Journal, The Red Earth Review, Literary Orphans, and Right Hand Pointing: One Sentence Poems. In 2016 she won the Writer’s Digest 2016 Annual Awards in Writing Competition and has won multiple awards for poetry from the same organization.