Poet Laureate Program
The Write Time: Malibu Poet Laureate Ann Buxie will use prompts and examples to explore different forms of poetry, inspire poetry approaches, and encourage new works. Workshops take place in-person.
Summer Jubilations: A plein air poetry program at dusk featuring readers who celebrate the joys and miracles of life on Earth. All programs feature four readers followed by an open call. Hosted by Malibu Poet Laureate Ann Buxie. Complimentary and an RSVP is not required.
- August 10, 5:00 PM, Malibu Bluffs Park - Featuring "Timesweep" by Carl Sandberg
Malibu Poet Laureate
Malibu Poet Laureates
|Dr. John Struloeff||October 2020 - June 2021|
|Ellen Reich||March 2019 - April 2020|
|Ricardo Means Ybarra||March 2017 - March 2019|
2022 Poetry and Art Student Anthology
"There are only happy mistakes when you are with me" includes poems by Malibu Elementary School and Webster Elementary School 5th grade classes, Malibu Middle School Lapajne English Class, Malibu High School Carrier Creative Writing Class, and poems from Levy and Matthew Distance Learning Classes. Student artist from grades Kindergarten to 12 are also featured in this year's Anthology. The Anthology is available at Malibu Bluffs Park, Michael Landon Center, for a suggested donation of $15.
2021 Malibu Poetry Anthologies
"Who We Are" edited by former Malibu Poet Laureate John Struloeff, with support from the Poet Laureate Committee and the Malibu Cultural Arts Commission. The anthology includes work from 41 poets and their biographical information.
"Quilt" features poetry and art from fifth-grade students at Malibu Elementary School. Students attended poetry writing workshops with former Poet Laureate Ricardo Means Ybarra and Jolynn Regan. The program also included art lessons with Nicole Fisher.
Questions related to the Community Anthologies may be directed to Kristin Riesgo, Community Services Deputy Director or call (310) 456-2489, ext. 350.