The City of Malden is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for a Poet Laureate of Malden. The Malden Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term from July, 2023 to June, 2025 and will receive a $2,500 stipend per year.
The poet selected as Malden’s Poet Laureate will serve as an advocate for poetry and the literary arts and will advance Malden residents’ consciousness and appreciation of poetry in the written and spoken forms. The intent is that the Poet Laureate will:
Applicants of all backgrounds and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Selection Criteria + Evaluation Process
The selection committee will review applications and select a finalist for the Poet Laureate position. This committee will be comprised of a designee from the Mayor’s Office, City Councilor Amanda Linehan, and President of Malden Arts, Candace Julyan.
The selection committee will be looking at the following criteria:
Application for Poet Laureate - Interested applicants should provide the following information (Acceptable upload formats: Word or .pdf):
Applications should be sent to: Kathleen Manning Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is Friday, May 26 at 5 PM.