Poet Laureate Salary: A poet laureate is an authority or institutionally named poet who is usually supposed to write poetry for special occasions and events. The first crowned poets laureate after the age of classicism were Albertino Mussato from Padua and Francesco Petrarca from Arezzo, both of whom now belong to Italy, in 1315 and 1342, respectively.
In England, Bernard André was named by England’s Henry VII. The poet’s royal office in England was appointed in 1668 by John Dryden.
A poetry foundation, like the Poetry Foundation, will award a laureate title in modern times without any ties with the Laureate National Poet and the Poet Laureate of the United States. The prize-winners receive a $35 000 scholarship and are charged with supervising an ongoing series of readings and lectures on poetry at the library.