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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Arts Commission Seeks Applications For Poet Laureate


The Ellensburg Arts Commission is accepting proposals from individuals to serve as the Poet Laureate. The individual selected to be the Poet Laureate will serve one year (with an option for renewal) and contribute to the growth of poetry in the community, make poetry more accessible to all, and promote the rich and diverse cultures of poetry in Ellensburg. Eligible applicants will possess public presentation skills, have evidence of poetic achievement, be committed to awareness-raising of poetry, be at least 18 years old, and a Kittitas County resident. Apply by midnight February 15, 2022. 

Review the application online. Completed application packets should be saved as a single .pdf file and submitted via e-mail to Josephine Camarillo, the Ellensburg Art Commission contact, subject line: Poet Laureate Application at

In order to be considered, application packets must be received by midnight February 15, 2022. Incomplete and late submissions will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered.

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