The Albuquerque Poet Laureate Organizing Committee invites nominations and applications for the 2020-22 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 22nd, 2020 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?
  • in 100 words or less, “How do you currently engage with ABQ communities? Which communities would you like to reach through poetry and why?
  • Letter of Interest (not to exceed two pages)
  • Resume or CV. Please check whether the CV/resume includes the following: a list of publications (including publishers, dates of publication, ISBN numbers and/or acknowledgement of any self-published works), a list of awards and honors, a list of public readings and/or performances.
  • Samples of Work (up to ten poems)
  • Organizational Letter of Recommendation
  • Additional Letter of Recommendation
  • In 50 words or less, Propose an idea for a signature community outreach project that culminates in an event and/or publication and/or installation, etc.