The Indiana State Poet Laureate is the poet laureate for the U.S. state of Indiana. Senate Enrolled Act No. 433 created the made the position effective July 1, 2005, but Indiana had a well-established unofficial position of state poet laureate since 1929. Laureates serve a two-year term. The selection of Indiana State Poet Laureate is made by the Indiana Arts Commission executive director and seven members chosen by the commission who represent institutions of higher education.[1]

Current Indiana State Poet Laureate

Woman smiling while sitting, holds her book of poetry near the window
Karen Kovacik was poet laureate in 2012.

Previous Official Laureates

Previous Unofficial Laureates

See also


  1. ^ "Indiana State Poet Laureate". Library of Congress. July 3, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  2. ^ Brinkman, Joyce (8 July 2021). "Indiana Poet Laureate". IAC. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Adrian Matejka's Two Years as Indiana Poet Laureate". Department of English. Retrieved 9 July 2022.