Call for New Seattle Civic Poet and Next Washington State Poet Laureate

Seattle Civic Poet

The City of Seattle is launching a new program: Civic Poet. Applications are due by May 28, and a selection will be made by the end of July.

From the press release:

The new two-year Civic Poet post will serve as a cultural ambassador for Seattle’s rich, multi-hued literary landscape and will represent Seattle’s diverse cultural community. In addition to five annual performances, the Civic Poet will also complete hands-on work with communities to engage constituents city-wide.

The Civic Poet program is administered by the city’s Office of Arts & Culture. For more information, visit

Washington State Poet Laureate

I’ll hand the baton on to the next Washington State Poet Laureate in early 2016, and the application period is now open to determine who (whom? I can never keep that straight) I’ll hand it to. Continue reading “Call for New Seattle Civic Poet and Next Washington State Poet Laureate”