Nominations Underway for Poet Laureate

The City of Tucson, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, and University of Arizona Poetry Center have an open call for nominations to appoint Tucson’s next poet laureate. The selected individual will serve a two-year term to begin March 1.

Tucson's poet laureate position promotes poetry among the general public and inspires an emerging generation of literary artists and readers of literature. The holder of the position also serves as an ambassador for the literary arts and reflects the spirit of the community by promoting literary education in our schools and community. Nominations opened last Thursday and will be accepted through Feb. 1.

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will announce the selection on March 1.