Current Carrboro Poet Laureate

Poet Laureate

Liza Wolff-Francis has been selected as Carrboro’s new Poet Laureate, a unanimous selection by the Carrboro Arts Committee. 

Liza Wolff-Francis is an award-winning poet and writer whose work has been featured in publications and exhibits across the country. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and considers herself an eco-poet. 

Her poetry has been published in numerous literary magazines. In the spring of 2022, she won an Honorable Mention in the Mary Ruffin Poole American Heritage Contest for the North Carolina Poetry Society and was published in Pinesong. 

Liza Wolff-Francis is a fluent Spanish speaker and has facilitated writing groups in Spanish and English. Her book “Language of Crossing” — poems about the Mexico-U.S. border — was published in 2015. As a social worker, she has worked with Spanish speaking immigrant populations for 20 years. She wrote the play “Border Rising” from interviews with undocumented Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles.