As a member of the Philadelphia poet laureate governing committee, I’m pleased to pass along the link for those who wish to apply for the position as our city’s laureate:
(You can see that the administration of the laureate program has shifted from the Mayor’s office to that of the Philadelphia Free Library.)
Poets who are residents of Philadelphia, and who are able to demonstrate both a significant body of work and a record of commitment to community service, are eligible to apply. Using the online application form, applicants may submit four poems (up to 10 pages total), a list of publications, a résumé, an artistic statement, and three references. Applicants may also submit up to three links to videos of public readings or performances. The application process closes on October 13, 2017.
Please encourage poets you know to apply—and pass this message along widely. Thank you!