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Poetic Justice

Nov 3, 2009 12:47 PM | 0 comments

Get your pens out and your creative juices flowing because Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is looking for the next poet laureate.


If you’re a Brooklyn wordsmith with a love for haikus, sonnets, limericks and prose, then you may just have what it takes to become the next poet laureate. In order to qualify you must be a Brooklyn resident with recognition as a poet and must demonstrate a commitment to using the position for community outreach and projects that promote poetry and literacy in Brooklyn. 


To be considered for the position, candidates should submit 5–10 pages of their work, a maximum two-page bio or résumé and a cover letter that describes their vision of engaging Brooklyn’s various communities in poetry. The deadline for nominations is November 24 at 5:00 p.m. Information can be e-mailed to, faxed to 718-802-3542, or mailed to Poet Laureate Recommendation Committee, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.

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