Fox VAlley youth poet laureate
What is the Youth Poet Laureate Program?
The National Youth Poet Laureate Competition is an initiative of Urban Word, in collaboration with local youth literary arts organizations across the country; and championed by the leading national literary and arts organizations, including the President’s Committee on the Arts & the Humanities, the Library of Congress, Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, PEN Center USA, and Cave Canem. The program identifies powerful youth poets that have a history of artistic success, civic and community engagement, social justice, and youth leadership.
Teen Writers and Artists Project is one of over 52 organizations across the country that is helping to designate a regional Youth Poet Laureate.
How Do I Apply?
The application period for the Fox Valley Youth Poet Laureate opens on February 1st, 2021 and will run through March 27th, 2021. The application form will be available here on February 1st. If you have any questions prior to or during the application process, please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order for your application to be considered, you must submit the following three items:
a signed poet agreement sheet
a portfolio of 5 poems (one of which must be written on this year's theme ,"Behind the Mask."
an artist resume
All 3 of these items must be submitted to the form that opens when you click the button below.
Behind the Mask sample poems
Rough Example Resume
Behind the Mask workshop example
> Community Members
If you're an organization or member of our community and want to get involved (whether it's make a donation, volunteer, sponsor a prize, or help us spread the word about the Youth Poet Laureate) please reach out to our YPL Director, Angela Miller. We would love to get you involved in the program!