Apply for City of Stockton Poet Laureate

The City of Stockton is seeking a Poet Laureate to bring poetry to the community and to foster an appreciation of poetry in the lives of community members.
  • Deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on January 31, 2019, and includes a $2,000 per year stipend.
  • The new Poet Laureate will serve as appointed by the City Council for a two-year term, July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021, with an optional additional two-year term, approved upon mutual acceptance.
  • Qualified applicants must reside within the city limits of Stockton and remain a resident within the City limits for the entire term(s) of service.
  • Interviews for applicants meeting the qualifications will be scheduled in February 2019.
Complete the application package with a listing of published work and work samples, such as poetry and literary compositions. Application packet and recruitment details are at

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