POMONA LIBRARY

CITY OF POMONA POET LAUREATE SEARCH

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If you are a poet living in Pomona or know one, applications and nominations for the honorary position of City of Pomona Poet Laureate are now being accepted.


Completed applications or nominations, with all supporting material, are due no later than 6:00pm on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

Accompanying the Application you will receive detailed information on how to apply, eligibility, the scope of work, and the selection criteria.

 

The City of Pomona Board of Library Trustees seeks applications and nominations for qualified poets to fill the honorary position of City of Pomona Poet Laurate for the two year period beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2021. The Board of Library Trustees is dedicated to the development and advancement of all forms of literacy. Eligible poets will write and present original poetry at selected events and lead occasional workshops and seminars. The purpose of this Request for Nominations and Applications is to provide a basis for the selection of the City of Pomona Poet Laurate. This call is being initiated by the City of Pomona Board of Library Trustees, in consultation with the Cultural Arts Commission. An annual honorarium of $1000.00 will be provided by the Pomona Public Library Foundation. The Poet Laurate program was established by the City Council of the City of Pomona on August 5, 2019 (Resolution No. 2019-106). Completed applications or nominations, with all supporting material, are due no later than 6:00pm on Thursday, October 31, 2019.