Houston Poet Laureate Application

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The City of Houston is seeking its next Poet Laureate. Submissions are welcome from individual poets, authors, writers and spoken word artists. The guidelines for the Houston Poet Laureate and term requirements can be found at http://www.houstontx.gov/poetlaureate.html.

The deadline to apply is February 5th, 2017.

Mayor Turner has appointed the Houston Poet Laureate Selection Committee, a diverse group of poets, scholars, literary experts to assist in the nomination and selection process. The group includes: Ashley Turner, First Daughter of Houston, Robin Davidson, current Houston Poet Laureate, Marina Tristan, Arte Publico Press, Reyes Ramirez, DiverseWorks, Jack McBride, Writers in the Schools, Sally Connoll, UH Director of Graduate Studies and Martha Serpas, UH Professor and Author. Non-voting members include: Jennifer Schwartz, Houston Public Library and Radu Barbuceanu, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.