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Feb. 25, 2024

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Applicants sought for Clark County poet laureate

By , Columbian staff writer

The Clark County Arts Commission is seeking applicants for Clark County poet laureate. The position term is two years, beginning May 1.

Every two years, the arts commission selects a poet laureate to engage the county in the literary arts. Duties include promoting poetry as an art form, expanding access to the literary arts, and encouraging poetry as a regional voice that contributes to a sense of place.

This is a volunteer position with grant/stipend options available. Applicants must reside in Clark County, be over 18 years of age and a practicing, published poet, have a commitment to community outreach and collaboration and interest in promoting equity and inclusion through the arts, and have the flexibility to shape a scope of work that reflects their interests, skills, and abilities.

Application forms and a position description are available at https://www.clarkcountyartscommission.com/literary-poetry.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 9.