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Posted on: October 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Dublin Seeking Applicants for the Position of Poet Laureate

The City of Dublin is seeking applicants for the position of Poet Laureate, who serves as a public advocate for the appreciation and advancement of literary arts in Dublin. The application deadline is Monday, November 14, at 4:00 p.m.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create and read poetry for civic events, public ceremonies, and dedications, as coordinated through City Staff.
  • Serve as a resource to Staff, the City Council, and the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission; may act as a liaison between the City and local schools, literary organizations, and bookstores.  
  • Assist with the development of classes and workshops devoted to poetry; potentially coordinate and participate in staged poetry readings. 
  • On an annual basis, have at least one original poem displayed in a City facility.

If more than two applications are received, a Selection Commitee, coordinated by the Heritage and Cultural Arts Manager, will review all applications and submit the top two choices to the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission for final recommendation.  The Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission will present their preferred Poet Laureate to the Mayor for recommendation to the City Council.  Following City Council approval, the Poet Laureate will formally begin the term, ending December 2024.

Poet Laureate Application