Accepting Apps For WA Poet Laureate

Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission, or ArtsWA, are now accepting applications for the next Washington State Poet Laureate. The state poet laureate helps build awareness and appreciation of poetry — including Washington’s rich legacy of poetry — through public readings, workshops, and other activities in communities throughout the state.

This program has been immensely popular with our current poet laureate, Kathleen Flenniken, and we expect it to grow even more in the coming years. Because of that, we anticipate the call for applicants to be of great.

Washington State Poet Laureate Application (PDF)