Arlington seeks next Poet Laureate for one-year term

The Town of Arlington seeks a dynamic, self-motivated individual to serve a one-year term as Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate acts as the Town’s leading poetic voice and ambassador for poetry, encouraging the reading and writing of poetry throughout Arlington. This honorary, voluntary position aims to enrich the lives of residents by sharing and promoting poetry through conversation, readings, public appearances and workshops. Previous applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications are due no later than June 3, 2019.

We will begin accepting applications on May 15, 2019. If you would like to apply to the position electronically, please fill out the following Google Form here. Otherwise, application materials can be found on the Town website. Hard copies of the application materials can also be picked up at the Town Manager’s Office, the Office of the Selectboard and at the Robbins & Fox Branch Libraries.

If you plan to apply via snail mail, please submit your documents – the application, your CV/Resume, samples of poetry and other supplementary information – postmarked or hand-delivered no later than June 3, 2019 to the Office of the Selectboard at Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 02476, or hand delivered to the Office of the Selectboard in Town Hall.

For more details and answers to questions, please email Poet Laureate Committee Chair, Liza Halley at

Please also visit our current Poet Laureate’s Facebook page at