Jeremy Benson

Poet Laureate of Napa County, CA
2017 – 2020

Reading Rivulet

Jeremy Benson is an organic farmer who also writes poetry.  He began writing in high school and continued in college, taking classes at Hope College in Michigan.  He often combines his love of language and his love of nature when he writes.  Prior to the pandemic, Benson held “office hours” at local venues, such as the Napa Main Library, attended poetry slams, and judged the Napa Valley County library’s teen poetry slam.  In 2017, he was appointed by the Napa County Library, in partnership with Arts Council Napa Valley, as Napa’s poet laureate.  In this capacity, Benson wanted to share his love of poetry with young folks and get them writing.