Library's Chryss Yost Named City of Santa Barbara's Poet Laureate

Chryss YostCongratulations to library employee Chryss Yost, who has just been named the City of Santa Barbara's Poet Laureate.

The City of Santa Barbara established a position of poet laureate in 2005 in order to direct attention and honor to the spoken word by utilizing poetry to celebrate and elevate community events.

“I am so pleased that the city’s poet laureate program has been both popular and successful throughout the community these past eight years, and I look forward to hearing our fifth poet laureate, Chryss Yost, inspire us with her words on behalf of the City of Santa Barbara,” Mayor Helene Schneider said