If you’re planning to apply for the position of Washington State Poet Laureate for 2016-18, this is your friendly reminder that applications are due at the end of this month. If you have questions about the role, I’d be more than happy to talk with you.
From the Humanities Washington press release:
The Poet Laureate serves to build awareness and appreciation of poetry — including Washington’s legacy of poetry — through public readings, workshops, and presentations in communities throughout the state. The new Laureate will serve from Feb. 1, 2016, to Jan. 31, 2018.
Washington joined several other states in appointing an official state Poet Laureate in 2007. The position is sponsored by ArtsWA and Humanities Washington, with the support of Gov. Jay Inslee.
Selection of the Washington State Poet Laureate is governed by state regulation. To be considered, applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and submit an application online. Applications must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31.