Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program


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Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program (APLP)

Poet Laureate Selection Process


The selection committee will select the Albuquerque Poet Laureate on a consensus basis (i.e., by universal agreement).  The selection committee will include one non-voting member of the Organizing Committee who will safeguard the consensus process.


The Selection Committee will adhere to the following timeline and four step process of selection:


1.    The selection committee will receive complete applications the second week of December and will review all applications, managing its task in a thoughtful and judicious manner.

2.    The Selection Committee will meet during the first week of February to discuss reviewed applications and select, by consensus, 3-4 finalists to be interviewed.

3.    The Selection Committee will contact finalists and set up times during the second and third weeks of February to interview each finalist. Interviews will be reviewed using Scoring Guidelines.

4.    The selection committee will meet during the last week of February (or upon completion of all interviews) to discuss the finalists and reach consensus for final selection of the Albuquerque Poet Laureate and notify all candidates of the outcome.

Want to be on the Selection Committee? Apply Here.


Program Overview
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