A new two-year term begins for the Marin Poet Laureate in April 2013, and nominations for the post are being accepted through February 15, 2013. The Marin Poet Laureate selection takes place through a competitive nomination process. The person nominated must have contributed to Marin County’s poetic community, have written poetry of merit, and be comfortable with public presentation and interaction.
Additional information about the Poet Laureate program and a nomination application form can be found on the Marin Poet Laureate website at www.marinpoet.org.
The Marin Poet Laureate was established in 2008 with the joint sponsorship of the Marin Arts Council, Marin Poetry Center and the Marin County Cultural Services Commission. The Poet Laureate program, through its selection and support of a distinguished local poet, has been actively promoting poetry in Marin County. In 2012, the Marin County Free Library System was honored to become another partner organization for the Marin Poet Laureate program.