The Washington state arts commission is authorized by RCW 43.46.081
to establish and administer the poet laureate program. The poet laureate shall serve a two-year term, and engage in activities to promote and encourage poetry within the state, including, but not limited to, readings, workshops, lectures, and/or presentations for educational institutions and communities in geographically diverse areas.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.46 RCW. 10-23-102, § 30-41-010, filed 11/16/10, effective 12/17/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.46.040 and 43.46.081. 10-02-089, § 30-41-010, filed 1/6/10, effective 2/6/10.]