Search for Poet Laureate, Town of
The Arts Committee of the Town of Carrboro seeks applications
and nominations for the position of Poet Laureate of
Carrboro, for a term that will begin August 1, 2013
and expire July 1, 2015. The main duty of the Poet Laureate
is to engage in activities that enhance the presence
of poetry in the social and civic life of Carrboro.
These may include participation in Carrboro Day, contributing
to the planning of the West End Poetry Festival, which
is held annually in October, and outreach to local schools.
The Laureate should be a practicing poet; a record of
publication and public readings will be considered assets
but are not required. The Poet Laureate may serve more
than one 2-year term of office, but not two terms in
succession. Residency in Carrboro is desirable but not
If you wish to apply, please submit a cover letter
that addresses your qualifications for the position
and 3-5 poems (no more than 5 pages of poetry). If you
have published one or more poems, please include in
your cover letter titles with the name and date of the
revue or Web site; please also list your public readings.
Also please provide a statement of 250-350 words on
your vision of the role of poetry in Carrboro, with
suggestions for activities in which you would engage.
All application materials must be received by July 31,
If you wish to nominate someone, please provide with
the name a justification of 150-200 words.
Please address all application materials in hard copy
Rah Trost, Recreation Supervisor
Town of Carrboro
100 N. Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC 27510
Please send all questions and nominations to Rah