Thursday, February 21, 2013

POET LAUREATE DEADLINE TOMORROW

The Kansas Humanities Council invites Kansas poets with a strong interest in public engagement to apply to serve as the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Kansas. A new program for the KHC, the position of Poet Laureate will help promote the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans.

Completed applications are due in the KHC office by 5:00 PM Friday, February 22, 2013. Guidelines at http://kansashumanities.org

The Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term beginning in April 2013. Activities will include audience discussions, special engagements, and a statewide project of his or her design that advances the reach and impact of poetry in Kansas.

PERSONAL NOTE: I have no doubt that there is a multitude of very talented Kansas poets who are quite capable of filling this role (some I know personally), but it will be a hard act to follow, considering that Caryn Mirriam Goldberg has kept the program going through very difficult times. When she began her "two-year" tenure in 2009, little did she know she would still be the poet laureate until 2013. When the new poet laureate is named, Caryn can breathe a very deep sign of relief.

See Caryn Mirriam Goldberg's blog in the blog roll at the right -- Writers About Writing.

1 comment:

  1. I can see ALL this would keep you very busy!!!!

    Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog this week. Even with the snow storm, I still have not read all my copy of Cupid's Quiver.

    As for the tornado, so many of us that were NOT in the storm remain affected, so I can only imagine how you are dealing with this traumatic memory!

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