April 16, 2021 (Moscow, Idaho) —
The City of Moscow and the Moscow Arts Commission seek a published poet to serve a three-year term as the next Moscow Poet Laureate.
This position expands literacy and community awareness, honors the many writers in the community and builds upon the correlation between civic life and creativity of local artists.
Eligible poets must be 18 years of age and older who live Moscow and have a record of published works, community involvement and/or teaching.
The selected poet will serve a three-year term that runs Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 of each year. The selected poet will receive an annual honorarium of $1000 paid at the beginning of each service year.
Materials will be accepted through July 30. For more information about term requirements and to submit materials for consideration, visit http://bit.ly/moscowpoetlaureaterfq
The Moscow Poet Laureate Program increases awareness of the role that poetry and literature play in the community and creates a record of Moscow’s distinctive character. Not only does the program support the work of excellent poets in the community, but it also invests the public spaces of the city with the beauty of language. Along with offering readings and workshops, the Poet Laureate writes poems for the City that are reflective of local landscapes, social situations, or important events.
The Moscow Poet Laureate program began in 2015, inspired by the vision of the Moscow Arts Commission and University of Idaho English Professor Alexandra Teague. Since that time, two poets have offered their literary expertise to this City of Moscow program; Tiffany Midge served from 2015-2018, followed by Susan Hodgin’s 2018-2021 term. For more information, visit https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/217/Poet-Laureate
Story Contact: Megan Cherry, Arts Program Manager