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Program seeks nominations for poet laureate

Published on December 13, 2017 4:20PM

PORTLAND — Nominations for Oregon’s next poet laureate are currently being accepted.

The poet laureate fosters the art of poetry, encourages literacy and learning, addresses central issues relating to the humanities and heritage, and reflects on public life in Oregon. All styles and sub-genres of poetry, including prose, slam poetry and cowboy poetry, are considered.

During the two-year term, the poet laureate will provide a minimum of 10 public readings/events per year in urban and rural settings across the state. They receive an honorarium of $10,000 per year, as well as an annual travel subsidy.

Nominations must be submitted by Saturday, Jan. 13 via an online form at www.oregonpoetlaureate.org. The next poet laureate will begin their term in April 2018. For more information, contact Mikaela Schey at 503-241-0543 or m.schey@oregonhumanities.org.


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