While You Wait (2021)

Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Laure-Anne Bosselaar edited a collection of original poems from 80 poets across Santa Barbara County. Envisioned as a collection to support people as they wait—especially during waiting times that can be stressful, anxious, or simply boring—the book has also been adapted to a Covid-safe website, so readers can easily and safely access the poems in While You Wait (plus some additional poems) from their smartphones online at whileyouwait.org.