Thomas Stanton is the 2018-2020 Benicia Poet Laureate. Born to a writer and an artist, he grew up writing poetry and now he and his wife Christine own Bookshop Benicia, the city’s literary hub. He has been involved in Benicia’s First Tuesday Poets group since 2004. Tom is one of a very few Poet Laureates in California who is almost entirely performance-based.
*Tom featured at the Bay Area Poets Laureate Gathering & Public Reading on September 21, 2019, hosted by the San Mateo County Arts Commission and the San Mateo County Libraries.