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Poet Laureate

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Call for a Poet Laureate 2019 & 20


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The Somerville Arts Council is pleased to announce a call for our third Poet Laureate.

We've been privileged to have two poets since 2015.  From 2015 to 2016 Nicole Terez Dutton served as our first laureate and our second laureate, Gloria Mindock served from 2017 through 2018.  See their bios and work below. 

The City views the position as a means to further enhance the profile of poets and poetry in the city and beyond.  The Poet Laureate is expected to bring poetry to segments of Somerville's community that have less access or exposure to poetry: senior citizens, youth, schools and communities.  The Poet Laureate will be a person of vision with the ability to enact his/her vision.

The deadline for submission to become our third laureate is on November 5th, 2018.   Please down the pdf application here

Special Thanks to Doug Holder and Harris Gardner, our poet advocates.