Laureate Program (APLP)
Poet Laureate Application Process
Applications accepted between November 1st and December
Selection of the Albuquerque Poet Laureate will include two
1. Review of complete applications and selection of 3-4
2. Interview with the selection committee (including a reading)
Complete applications must contain:
A completed Albuquerque Poet Laureate Application Form,
signed by the applicant. Hard copy/snail mail and/or
electronic applications will be accepted.
The app can be
found online here.
A signed, typed, single page cover letter from the applicant
stating why she/he is interested in being the Albuquerque
A resume or a Curriculum Vitae, with a list of publications
and/or performances, awards and honors, readings and other
relevant information. Please include pertinent information
on public performances, such as dates and venues and/or
publication lists, such as publishers, dates of publication,
ISBN numbers or acknowledgment of any self-published works.
A sample of written work of up to ten (10) poems of no more
than fifteen (15) pages and/or a CD or video of the poet
reading, or audio or video links, of no more than 15 minutes
Two letters of support, at least one letter from a community
organization with which you have worked/volunteered in the
Letters should be addressed to the APLP for the time period
for which you are applying. Please scan signed copies
of support letters and upload them with the rest of your
A proposal for one (1) community outreach project which
includes two budgets-one for a total project cost of
$1,000.00, the other with a total project cost of $3,000.00.
A Proposal Guideline is included in the application packet.
Proposal Form here.
A one-page list of ideas for presenting poetry in
non-traditional venues and/or for new audiences.
All materials can be sent via electronic mail to our
website, (website) or to (physical address).
Note: Please avoid a Conflict of Interest by having a member, or
potential member, of the Selection Committee write a letter of
recommendation. It may disqualify them or you from
participation in the program.
newly selected Poet Laureate will be contacted by March 1st.
Her/his tenure will begin in April, National Poetry Month, at a
designated inaugural event—specific date and event TBA.
Albuquerque Poet Laureate Application.
Laureate Selection Process
Poet Laureate Present
Poets Laureate Past
Selection Committee Application