Call for a Somerville Poet Laureate! Please consider running!
The Somerville Arts Council is pleased to announce a call for our third Poet Laureate.
We’ve been privileged to have two poets since 2015. From 2015 to 2016 Nicole Terez Dutton served as our first laureate and our second laureate, Gloria Mindock served from 2017 through 2018. See their bios and work below.
The City views the position as a means to further enhance the profile of poets and poetry in the city and beyond. The Poet Laureate is expected to bring poetry to segments of Somerville’s community that have less access or exposure to poetry: senior citizens, youth, schools and communities. The Poet Laureate will be a person of vision with the ability to enact his/her vision.
The deadline for submission to become our third laureate is on November 20th, 2018. Please down the pdf application here
Special Thanks to Doug Holder and Harris Gardner, our poet advocates.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 pm
30 South St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
3-fer: 2 Books and On Equal Terms online!
Reading from We’ll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction, With a New Preface
Monday, Nov. 19, 8 pm
Poetry Reading from Stanley’s Girl with David Gewanter
42 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Join us at the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters in Cambridge on August 12th at 3 pm for a poetry reading from award-winning poets and translators, Chloe Garcia Roberts and Ani Gjika. These two poets reach across cultures, bringing us new and lively voices as well as their own new work.
Chloe Garcia Roberts is the translator of poems by Chinese poet Li Shangyin. She lives in Boston and is managing editor at Harvard Review and a contributing editor for The Critical Flame.
Ani Gjika brings us her translated poems of Albanian poet, Luljeta Lleshanaku and Kosavar playwright, Xhevdet Bajraj. Gjika moved to the U.S. at age 18 and earned an MA in English at Simmons College and an MFA in poetry at Boston University.
Free and open to the public.