The Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department is seeking applications for the selection committee of Poet Laureate for the City of Lafayette. The Poet Laureate is an honorary position whose role is to promote the literary arts and literacy within Lafayette.
The selection committee will be made up of Colorado poets, other interested people, Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission members, and Arts & Cultural Resources staff. The Lafayette Poet Laureate is responsible for producing, sharing, and promoting poetry throughout their term. The committee will be formed to review poet applications and make a recommendation to the Mayor.
The application process for committee members opens on Feb. 2 and closes March 2. The selection committee reviews the applications after March 15 and will select a poet to act as the Poet Laureate for two years. 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 on the selection committee and review more information about the Poet Laureate at lafayetteco.gov/poet.