Mohr Visiting Poets

Each year, the Creative Writing Program welcomes a distinguished poet to teach a Stanford writing seminar to undergraduates. These unique classes are kept small--limited to no more than 15 students--and they focus on a subject of the poet's expertise and choosing. These seminars are made possible with the generous support of Lawrence and Nancy Mohr.

The poet also holds a public reading and colloquium. For information about events with previous Mohr Visiting Poets, refer to our Past Events page.


22-23 Mohr Visiting Poet to be announced...


English 192V The Occasions of Poetry


  • Offered: TBD

  • Instructor: TBD

  • Satisfies the Intermediate/Advanced Poetry requirement

  • Enrollment granted on priority basis. To be considered for enrollment, please submit the Spring 2023 Course Preference Form.

Check back soon for updates!


Mohr Visiting poets Visiting Period
A. Van Jordan 2021-2022
Ada Limón 2020-2021
Carl Phillips


Louise Glück 2019-2020
Louise Glück 2018-2019
Louise Glück 2017-2018
Robert Pinsky 2016-2017
Jane Hirshfield 2015-2016
Louise Glück 2014-2015
Ann Carson 2012-2013
Louise Glück 2011-2012
Stephen Dobyns 2010-2011
Kay Ryan 2009-2010
Max Doty 2008-2009
Robert Bly 2007-2008
Robert Pinsky 2006-2007
Li-Young Lee 2005-2006
Heather McHugh 2004-2005
Thom Gunn 2003-2004
Yusef Komunyakaa 2002-2003
Robert Hass 2001-2002