Montgomery County Poet Laureate (MCPL)
program was founded by Joanne Leva of Lansdale, PA, to
recognize and promote excellence in poetry. Modeled after
the Bucks County Poet Laureate Program, which has been
running successfully for over 30 years, the MCPL program
has recently completed it's 19th successful year. Since
its inception MCPL, has expanded the many programs available
to experience and learn about poetry.
MCPL program promotes a sense of accomplishment and pride
among students, artists, and citizens who choose to participate.
The program benefits the county by building a long-term
infrastructure for literary advancements in our community,
in our schools and in our homes.
is a non-profit organization supported by the Indian
Valley Arts Foundation and our Community Partners:
Valley Public Library, Rosemont
Death Match (LDM), Head
House Books, James
A. Michener Art Museum, Philadelphia
Writers Conference, NHS
Human Services, The
Daily Grind Cafe, Vine
& Fig Tree Bistro, Theatre
of Graeme Park, Ambler