calling Tacoma poets!

January 30, 2015

Tacoma Arts Commission

Applications for the 2015-2017 Tacoma Poet Laureate position are now available. The individual selected as Tacoma Poet Laureate will hold the title for two years — from May 2015 to April 2017 — and receive a $2,000 stipend for advancing and actively contributing to Tacoma’s literary community in meaningful ways through readings, performances, workshops, presentations, publications and/or special projects. This individual will also participate in Tacoma Arts Month each October and help produce the 2017 Tacoma Poet Laureate ceremony announcing the next Tacoma Poet Laureate.

Eligibility extends to literary artists who live in Pierce County and are active engaged in Tacoma’s creative community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and practicing artists, dedicated to producing poetry in any form, genre or style on a regular basis. Other eligibility requirements apply.

Lucas Smiraldo is the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate. If you think you can fill his shoes, visit the City of Tacoma Arts Opportunities page and download the application. Deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015, at 5:00pm.

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