Poet Laureate

The City of Moscow Poet Laureate serves a 3-year term and helps to:

  • Expand literacy and community awareness
  • Honor the many writers in our community
  • Build upon the correlation between civic life and creativity of local artists


Call for Poetry Artists

The City of Moscow and the Moscow Arts Commission are seeking a published poet to serve a 3-year term as a poet laureate. This position will expand literacy and community awareness, honor the many writers in our community, and build upon the correlation between civic life and creativity of local artists. This call for poetry artists is open only to published poets 18 years of age or older who live in Moscow, Idaho and have a record of community involvement and/or teaching. The poet laureate will receive a $600 annual honorarium. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018. The poet laureate's term begins early June 2018 and the selected poet will give a reading on June 15, 2018 during the opening receptions for Artwalk 2018. The selected poet will be notified by June 8, 2018 and must be available on June 15, 2018 to read a poem at the Artwalk event. See the call for poetry artists for complete details.