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Congratulations, Jorge Argueta!

Jorge Tetl Argueta is the new Poet Laureate of San Mateo County! The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today appointed Jorge Argueta of Daly City as the County’s poet laureate, citing his ability to use poetry to create bridges among diverse communities. Argueta’s work reflects his heritage as a native of El Salvador with…

American Dreams

Imagine the world differently. AMERICAN DREAMS, a project by Mana Creative Futures, are language-based public art installations that use augmented reality to overlay digital content on a supported mobile device’s (iOS) camera. This project aims to transform shared spaces, promote ideas and messages of hope, cultivate a sense of belonging, and offer an opportunity to…

Robin Rodricks

Robin Rodricks is the Executive Director of the San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture, a newly-created division in the County Executive’s Office. A seasoned arts administrator, Robin oversees the County’s Strategic Arts and Culture Plan which includes diverse and inclusive arts events, programs, and services accessible and equitable to all residents. Administration of…

Hope & Healing

Community Poems & Anthologies

Speak Poetry in San Mateo County is a literary archive and community project by Aileen Cassinetto (Poet Laureate 2019-2022). It features poets from San Mateo County and the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and is a celebration of poetry and its many roles in our shared humanity. It is also an invitation to connect and explore natural & literary ecosystems and human relationships. Lastly, it hopes to honor the land by presenting diverse and balanced narratives of our lived experience at the intersections of poetry and equity.


Carole Groom
County of San Mateo Supervisor

Warren Slocum
County of San Mateo Supervisor


Jorge Argueta
San Mateo County Poet Laureate, 2023-2024

Aileen Cassinetto
San Mateo County Poet Laureate, 2019-2022

Lisa Rosenberg
San Mateo County Poet Laureate, 2017-2018

Caroline Goodwin
San Mateo County Poet Laureate, 2014-2016

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