Town of Hillsborough Poet Laureate
Are you interested in becoming Hillsborough's next Poet Laureate?
HAC is looking to announce our next Poet Laureate in June 2021!
Find application information detailed below.
Application Deadline is May 1st 2021
The Hillsborough Arts Council is looking for the Town of Hillsborough's next Poet Laureate!
This Poet Laureate will be receiving a $1500/year reward for a two year term!
Volunteers from the Hillsborough Arts Council help to facilitate the selection process and support the Poet Laureate in their community engagement efforts.
Requirements to Apply:
Have a passion for poetry, strong ties to the town of Hillsborough, NC, and a strong interest in serving the city.
Finalists shall read before the panel and shall be interviewed by the committee.
Applicants must have resided in Hillsborough for at least one (1) year. Residency is based on the applicant’s physical residence [home], not on a P.O. Box, studio/workspace, or other property owned by the applicant. Proof of residency is required.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and older.
Poet must have published at least one book, have a substantial publication history in a variety of journals and media, received recognition in the field (including awards, fellowships, and prizes), and/or demonstrate literary excellence.
Former Hillsborough Poet Laureates:
Dee Stribling, 2018-2020
William Davis, 2016-2018
Aaron Belz, 2014-2016
Barbara Kenyon, 2012-2014
Mike Troy, 2010-2012