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[IAC] Arts Commission accepting nominations for Indiana Poet Laureate
Start Date: 4/10/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/10/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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Arts Commission now accepting nominations for Indiana’s Poet Laureate  


(Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today it is now accepting nominations for Indiana State Poet Laureate.

The Indiana Poet Laureate represents the State of Indiana and the art of poetry through the development and implementation of programming to the education community and general public. The Poet Laureate makes formal presentations at various educational facilities and events, and offers advice to the Commission regarding ways to further the art of poetry in Indiana.

Nominations for Indiana Poet Laureate should be limited to one, single-page cover letter and a resume or CV detailing the nominee’s qualifications and accomplishments. No additional materials should be included with the initial nomination. Successful nominees must be current residents of Indiana and remain residents during their two-year term of service as State Poet Laureate. Nominees should be published poets, with experience in educational program development.

Nominations must be submitted to the Indiana Arts Commission by email only and must be received by 4:30 p.m. (EDT) Thursday August 1, 2013. Nominations should be sent to the attention of Susan Britsch: .

All nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of representatives from Indiana’s major institutions of higher education. The committee will be convened later this fall and will begin review of the nominations during the winter.

Increasing the awareness of poetry and the power of the written and spoken word was the inspiration behind legislation signed into law in 2005 by Governor Mitch Daniels. The

legislation provides for the development of specific educational programming coordinated

between the Indiana Arts Commission, the Indiana Department of Education, and the State Poet Laureate. 

Joyce Brinkman was the first State Poet Laureate selected to lead this program. Norbert Krapf succeeded Ms. Brinkman, and Karen Kovacik is the current Indiana Poet Laureate. Her term expires January 1, 2014.

The Indiana Arts Commission is committed to the vision of the arts everywhere, every day for everyone in Indiana.


Contact Information:
Name: Rex A. Van Zant
Phone: 317-232-1273
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