The program is set to create a vibrant platform for local poets to share their unique voices while engaging with the community at large.
There are two Poet Laureate positions available, an Adult and a Youth. The Committee will choose the finalists from the applications and submissions. It is a 3-year appointment – January 2024-December 2026. There will be a stipend awarded to the Adult Poet Laureate in the amount of $6,000 for the 3-year term and for the Youth Poet Laureate the amount of $1,500 for the 3-year term.
Applications for the program are now being accepted from La Plata County residents until October 16, 2023.