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Applicants sought for Clark County poet laureate

By , Columbian staff writer
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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.

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