We invite you to apply to serve on the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Selection Committee! This seven-person committee volunteers its time to review applications for the next Poet Laureate and then participate in a group consensus process, facilitated by a trained facilitator, to decide on the next Laureate.

Volunteer-time is rewarded with the fellowship of other committee members who care about the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program, one or two mornings of delicious snacks and beverages, a consensus process that results in a unanimous decision about the next Laureate, and more. We’re proud of our consensus process that has resulted in five outstanding Laureates, so far.

Our bylaws state the Selection Committee members will serve staggered terms, participate in the identification of two Poet Laureates (for this cycle, the 2018-2020 and 2020-2022 terms), and include (1) community organization representative, (1) educational representative, (1) youth representative (18 or under), and (4) poet representatives.