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City taking nominations for Poet Laureate

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From page A11 | May 21, 2014 |

Nominations are now being accepted for the city of Davis poet laureate. This honorary two-year position celebrates the art of poetry representing the Davis community.

During a term, the selected candidate will act as an advocate for poetry, literature and the arts and contribute to the fabric of the Davis arts community by reading original works of poetry at a minimum of three official city events and by promoting poetry throughout the community.

Davis residents may nominate themselves or another candidate for the position. The poet laureate must be a resident of Davis and at least 18 years of age. Additionally, they must be able to serve the two-year term and have demonstrated a commitment to and passion for poetry and embrace the opportunity to engage in civic discourse.

Nominators must submit an explanation — in 500 words or less — of why their nominee is the most appropriate candidate, three original works of poetry by the nominee and the nominee’s résumé.

All nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, May 22, and may be submitted by

* In person, at the Community Development Department at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.; and

* By email to cdyer@cityofdavis.org.

A selection committee will review applications and interview finalists. The Civic Arts Commission will review the committee decision and make a recommendation to the City Council. For more information, contact Carrie Dyer at 530-747-5863 or cdyer@cityofdavis.org.

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