Laureate Program (APLP)
APLP Selection Committee
Selection Committee is charged with the responsibility and
privilege of interviewing and selecting a Poet Laureate to
represent The Greater Albuquerque Metro Area. It is the duty of
the committee to express the tenets and vision of the APLP
Mission Statement and to perform its activities in a spirit of
service to the community.
Selection Committee is comprised of residents of The Greater
Albuquerque Area who
apply to be members of the committee. They are selected by the
APLP Organizing Committee. The Selection Committee consists of seven (7)
Members serve a 2 year term with half (3 or 4) of its members
rotating off every year. The Selection
Committee will make every effort to represent diversity in gender, age, race,
class and culture.
Selection Committee will include:
Four poets who have
experience with the written word or spoken word, one of whom
is a youth poet
At least one member of a local arts organization
At least one member of a community organization or business
not related to poetry
At least one person currently working as a teacher in a
school, university, or community setting.
Note: Please avoid a Conflict of Interest by writing a letter of
recommendation for a Poet Laureate Applicant. It may disqualify
them or you from participation in the program.
Want to be on the Selection Committee?