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 http://www.seattle.gov/arts/funding/civic_poet.asp.

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”