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Salisbury's Mayor to Announce City's First Poet Laureate

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SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury's mayor is set to announce the city's first ever Poet Laureate.

According to the city, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day will appoint the Poet Laureate in celebration of the third annual Salisbury Poetry Week, which is April 1-7.

The two-year appointment will introduce the work of a significance area artist in the hopes of increasing awareness and appreciation of Salisbury's rich cultural life, as expressed through the art of poetry, a press release from the city read.

The post went on to read that Salisbury's Poet Laureate will "work with local schools and the public to enrich the City's appreciation of poetry and the literary arts through area readings, workshops, and city-sponsored events during the two-year tenure."

The city says the Poet Laureate will be selected by a panel of jurors and awarded a one-time honorarium of $250 for their service to the City.

Interested applicants must reside in Wicomico County.

To apply, you must submit the following to lbaasland@salisbury.md:

•A paragraph explaining what you believe qualifies you for the role of Poet Laureate
•A 150-word biography listing past writing successes and achievements
•A packet of 7-10 pages of your poems (in MS Word or PDF format, in a legible font)

The deadline for entry is March 20. The city says the winner will be announced during Salisbury's Poetry Week in April.

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