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Durham calls for city’s next Poet Laureate

Durham’s Cultural Advisory Board is seeking candidates to serve as the city’s Poet Laureate, an ambassador to promote public appreciation of poetry and literature.

The Poet Laureate will be responsible for reading poetry at public events, promoting literature in the community and developing educational opportunities for residents.

To be eligible for the position, applicants must have published works and a demonstrated commitment to promoting awareness of poetry. Awardees will receive a $15,000 stipend and work with the city on a term limit of August 30, 2024 to June 30, 2027.

The city’s call for poets is open through May 28. More information is available at Questions about the position can be directed to Annette Smith at

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