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