Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez
Photo Courtesy of Mariah Be

The Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program (APLP) celebrates poetry by recognizing a resident poet who makes meaningful connections, honors and serves our diverse community, elevates the importance of the art form, and shares poetry with Albuquerque residents.

APLP is coordinated by a seven-person Organizing Committee. The Poet Laureate is chosen by a separate seven-person Selection Committee, through a thorough review of the competitive applications received and a unanimous decision-making process.

The Poet Laureate serves a two-year term, with support from Mayor Richard J. Berry, the City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Program, and McCune Charitable Foundation.

The nomination process for the 2016-18 Poet Laureate is open through January 15, 2016 and applications will be accepted through January 22, 2016. Nominate > or apply > now!

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Contact the APLP Organizing Committee or the current Albuquerque Poet Laureate: