Apply to be the State Poet Laureate
Interested in becoming the primary spokesperson, supporter, and promoter of poetry in Washington State? Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission are accepting applications for Washington State’s next poet laureate. 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 January 16, 2020, to January 15, 2022.
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.
The deadline to apply is July 26, 2019.