The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, in partnership with the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, is accepting applications and nominations for the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2019-2020. The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission will accept applications from individual poets who are seeking the position as well as applications from others who are nominating a poet for Poet Laureate. For either, a complete application package must be sent to the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission at [email protected] as one email attachment no later than Oct. 5.
The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission embraces the diversity of human experience, identity and literary aesthetics. All applications are welcome, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, cultural heritage, socio-economic background, physical ability or poetic sub-genre. The Poet Laureate will be awarded a $2,500 stipend per year, which honors the poet’s achievements and helps to defray expenses not reimbursed by individual organizations where the Poet Laureate is a guest. The Poet Laureate is encouraged to accept honoraria or remuneration from host organizations.
Complete application materials and position expectations can be found at wisconsinpoetlaureate.org.