Volunteer Call for the Poet Laureate Nomination Committee
The Milwaukee Public Library is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 nomination process for the Milwaukee Poet Laureate Project. The Milwaukee Poet Laureate project, initiated in February 2000, is a program of the Milwaukee Public Library and funded by the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library.
The start of a fresh Poet Laureate tenure calls for a new Poet Laureate Nomination Committee to recommend candidates, deliberate, and nominate a poet to serve as the Milwaukee Poet Laureate for a two-year term. Through special events, readings, and cross-disciplinary projects, each Poet Laureate aims to enhance life and build community through poetry during their two-year term. Members of the Poet Laureate Nomination Committee play a vital role in selecting prospective nominees and working collaboratively with fellow committee members to nominate a Poet Laureate for the 2022-2023 term.
Please review the documents listed below. If you are interested in serving on the Poet Laureate Nomination Committee please complete an Online Application or a Paper Application and send a Letter of Interest and/or C.V. which communicates your knowledge, experience, or expertise in literature, poetry, or spoken word to MPLVolunteer@milwaukee.gov no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, comments, or concerns at MPLVolunteer@milwaukee.gov. We thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Library Public Services Area Manager at Central and Poet Laureate Nomination Committee Chair
Library Services Manager, Programming & Events and Poet Laureate Nomination Committee Co-Chair
Library Volunteer Coordinator