The title of Poet Laureate is a time-honored tradition. In 1668, England officially established the post as a royal office. In the 19th century some local Poet Laureates were recognized in their communities. In 1937 the U.S. created the position of National Poet Laureate.The position of California Poet Laureate was established as a part of the California Government Code in 2001 through AB 113.
The position of Amador County Poet Laureate is currently held by Kat Everett.