Apply to be the new State Poet Laureate

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Washington State Poet Laureate. The position 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. Applicants can find the guidelines, evaluation rubric, summary of changes to the program in 2020, and link to the application here.

Interested in applying? Attend a webinar on October 27th at 3:00 p.m. or October 28th at 5:00 p.m.

Selection of the Washington State poet laureate is governed by state regulation and coordinated by ArtsWA and Humanities Washington. The state poet laureate is appointed by the Governor to serve a two-year term. To be considered, applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and submit an application online here.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. on December 4, 2020.

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