The city is looking for the next Richmond Poet Laureate. Serving a two-year term, the poet acts as a literary arts liaison and promotes poetry across local communities.
Two years ago, Roscoe Burnems became the city’s first poet laureate. His accomplishments included organizing a citywide high school poetry slam with RPS, partnering with Mending Walls for performances at murals, and hosting workshops for youth and adults.
Applicants should have been a resident of Richmond or the surrounding counties for the last 10 years and be at least 21 years old. Traditional publication credentials are not required, but applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the Richmond community and dedication to the craft of poetry.
The term will last from April 1, 2023-March 31, 2025. Apply before Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 11:59 p.m.