Gloucester Poet Laureate Application Deadline: June 9June 9 – June 9, 2017 June 9, 2017 by 12PM Judith Hoglander
The City of Gloucester‘s Committee for the arts announces the release of the 2017 Call for Applications for the position of Gloucester Poet Laureate. Applications for the appointment to the four year position of Poet Laureate are due Friday, June 9th, 2017.
The position of Gloucester Poet Laureate is dedicated to building community through poetry and encouraging a love of poetry among people of all ages. The position was most recently held by the late Peter Todd, appointed in 2014. During Peter’s time as Poet Laureate, he generously shared his talents with his beloved City of Gloucester. Peter passed away in December, 2015.
Under City Ordinance, the process to select the Poet Laureate is administered by the Committee for the Arts and will involve a Selection Panel including representatives from the local literary community. A recommendation from the Selection Panel will be forwarded to the Committee for the Arts for review and then forwarded on to the Mayor for nomination, subject to confirmation by the City Council.
The Call for Applications is available for download at the Committee for the Arts website at http://gloucester-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=102. Copies also are available at the Sawyer Free Library, the City of Gloucester Mayor’s Office, and the Gloucester Writer’s Center. Applications must be submitted in hard copy to the Mayor’s office, 9 Dale Avenue, by mail or by hand delivery, by 12 pm on Friday, June 9th , 2017.