Creative Youth of Arizona LLC is proud to present the Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate Program in conjunction with RE:FRAME Youth Arts Center, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, and Urban Word!
What is it?
The Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate Program aims to foster the creative voices of Phoenix by providing mentorship and service, as well as opportunities for literary and personal growth. After adjudication by a panel of diverse, Phoenix-area creators, one Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) will be selected to represent Phoenix nationally as a literary ambassador.
What does it entail?
By applying to this competition, applicants will have their work adjudicated by local poets; one winner (the Youth Poet Laureate, or YPL) will then receive recognition for their poetry and accomplishments, before embarking on a year of community service and mentorship by Phoenix-area poets such as Rosemarie Dombrowski, the Phoenix Poet Laureate for 2015-2019. This year will enable the YPL to receive further feedback on their work, while benefiting the Phoenix community through implementation of an innovative series of workshops focused on the areas or issues of the YPL’s choice. Upon termination of the each YPL’s year of service, the YPL will continue their poetic work under their own guidance, and the Youth Poet Laureate program itself will continue on, creating a rich poetic tradition in Phoenix.
How long is the year of service?
The Youth Poet Laureate's service begins in August of the contest year and ends in July of the following year.
What are the eligibility requirements?
Applicants must live or attend school in the city of Phoenix, and be between thirteen to eighteen years old during their year of service. Between July of the contest year and July of the following year, the Youth Poet Laureate must not turn nineteen and must live in Phoenix the entire year.
When is the deadline for applications?
The application portal will close June 1st of the contest year in questino.
What exactly should my resume include?
Essentially, your resume is a brag sheet! We will want to hear all about your accomplishments! Feel free to follow the CV template provided above, or to use your own. Applications will not be judged on the design or professionality of the CV; rather, applicants should focus on representing their honest experiences and work in their community!
If you have any additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!