Poet Laureate FAQs
2014 Youth Poet Laureate
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTSPoets, ready for the details? Your complete application must include the following:
- 3-5 original poems showing excellence, originality, creative risk-taking, and authenticity. You may submit typed poems or audio recordings so long as your written submission totals no more than 10 pages typed; or no more than 10 combined minutes. You may submit a combination of written poetry and audio so long as we receive 3-5 distinct pieces. DO NOT include your name on written poems or audio tracks. Preliminary judging is anonymous. Be sure your written work is spellchecked and your performed work is good enough quality for judges to hear you. Audio files must be hosted on a site like SoundCloud or DivShare first. You will then link to each poem from your application.
- Name and contact for an Adult Sponsor. If you become a semi-finalist, he or she will be asked to write you a letter of support (by June 10). Tip: Ask someone for this well in advance!
- Artist Statement. Introduce yourself. Tell us who you are and what poetry means to you (1,000 characters).
- List of any Awards or Community Service.