From the Queens Courier:
Those interested in applying for Poet Laureate must have lived in the borough for at least the last three years and have “a significant publication record.” Along with being willing to make the three-year commitment, the individual must also be able to participate in a minimum of one annual event that the Queens Borough President’s Office sponsors.
According to a press release, “The judges want to know if applicants have published poetry collections; been included in recognized journals, anthologies, recorded spoken word presentations, and online poetry web sites; participated in poetry readings; and can articulate their vision for outreach to the Queens community.”
Potential Poet Laureates will have to send their poetry, including pieces related to Queens, a cover letter, bio and resume.
For more details on the application process, visit the Borough President’s web site, www.queensbp.org. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 14.
Why not submit your poems here? I even accept limericks...