Philadelphia Poet Laureate Position Open



The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) released application materials for the selection of Philadelphia’s next Poet Laureate. The position of Poet Laureate was established in January 2012 to give one talented poet the opportunity to publicly represent the City in the medium of poetry, and to serve the art form within the city.

Applications must be submitted online to the OACCE by 11:59pm on September 30, 2013. The Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term starting in January 2014, during which they will raise the profile of poetry and creative writing in general within the City of Philadelphia through public events and community service activities, and provide mentorship to the city’s Youth Poet Laureate.

Detailed guidelines on the program are available here. The application is available online through  All applications must be submitted online to be accepted.

If you have any questions regarding the Poet Laureate position or the application process, please contact Lindsay T. So at


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