The Albuquerque Poet Laureate Organizing Committee invites nominations and applications for the 2018-20 Albuquerque Poet Laureate. A nomination is not required for a poet to apply; rather, nominations are meant to encourage and inspire poets to serve their community in the capacity of Poet Laureate. Any poet who currently lives in the Albuquerque Metro Area, has been a resident for 5 or more years, and is 21 years of age or older is eligible.

Applications are due by March 31, 2018 and can be submitted using the form below.
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Every application packet must contain the following; please scroll down to the application form for further details on each item:

  • In 50 words or less, why does poetry matter?
  • In 50 words or less, what do you believe a Poet Laureate can do for Albuquerque?
  • 5 to 10 short, bullet-point-y ideas for community service or engagement
  • Letter of Interest (not to exceed two pages)
  • Resume or CV
  • Samples of Work (up to ten poems)
  • Organizational Letter of Recommendation
  • Additional Letter of Recommendation
  • Project Proposal and Budget