The Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department is seeking applications for the poet laureate for the City of Lafayette. This is an honorary position whose role is to promote the literary arts and literacy within Lafayette.
The Lafayette Poet Laureate is a 2-year position with a stipend of $2500 per term. Applicants must be residents of Lafayette, have a professional reputation, and have the ability to relate to a diverse community. The Lafayette Poet Laureate is responsible for producing, sharing, and promoting poetry throughout their term.
The application process for poets opens on Feb. 2 and must be submitted by March 15. Once the applications have been received, the selection committee reviews the applications and selects a poet. The Mayor will appoint the City of Lafayette Poet Laureate on April 19, 2022.
The Lafayette Poet Laureate program was established to promote Lafayette’s creative, diverse, and eclectic identity by celebrating and fostering an appreciation of poetry, literacy, and by honoring outstanding Lafayette poets. The program provides a way to help our community through hard times, celebrate our successes, and take pleasure in our daily lives. The Poet Laureate will serve as an active advocate for poetry, literacy, and literature in the community.
Apply to be the poet laureate and review more information at lafayetteco.gov/poet.