Call for Nominations: Inaugural Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Poet Laureate

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  1. Call Summary
  2. Duration
  3. Selection Process
  4. Timeline
  5. Sample Duties

Athens-Clarke County announces the creation of a Poet Laureate program funded and administered by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC). ACAC is currently seeking applicants. Application deadline: March 2, 2021.

ACAC views the Poet Laureate position as a means to further enhance the profile of poets, poetry, and literary arts in our community and beyond. The Poet Laureate is expected to bring poetry to segments of our community that have less access or exposure to poetry: senior citizens, youth, schools and more. The Poet Laureate will be a creative person with the demonstrated ability to enact their vision. The Poet Laureate will make several guest appearances during the term, promoting poetry throughout the community.

Nomination Submissions:

All nominations must be submitted to Athens-Clarke County’s online system of calls for entry, care of the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC).

All of the following must accompany your submission:

  1. Contact information, including your name(s), mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and website (if applicable). 
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Poetry-Related Bio / History of public engagement
  3. PDF copy of published book(s)[pdf preferred over hard copy] and/or up to 20 pages of original print poetry [if spoken word, provide up to 20 pages of original poetic works and any video link equivalent.]
  4. One- to three-page vision statement with details as to how you will implement the public benefit component. Include any relevant budget (additional budget beyond the poet’s stipend may be up to $1500).


Andrew Salinas, Chairman
Athens Cultural Affairs Commission