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Poet Populist Seattle » Who We Are

Who We Are

The Poet Populist Program supports creative public thinking, articulate leadership, and the practice of democracy. It proposes that artists can be part of the civic discourse, and that the civic discourse can be artistically inclined. It also gives dozens of arts organizations a chance to reach out to new audiences city-wide.

The program was founded by City Council President Nick Licata in 1999, and is supported by resolution of the Seattle City Council.

It is currently a program of Luna Park with project support from The Shunpike, and funding by the City of Seattle. Additional support is provided by the Richard Hugo House, Seattle Arts & Lectures, Seattle Public Library, and Seattle Weekly.

  • city of seattle
  • shunpike
  • seattle public library
  • seattle arts & lectures
  • richard hugo house
  • seattle weekly
  • youngstown



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