Applications open for Poet Laureate awards
City of Asylum is now accepting applications online for Poet Laureates in four categories. This program is part of our new project, All Pittsburghers are Poets, that highlights the significance of poetry and advances our mission to defend, celebrate, and build on creative freedom of expression.
Click on the titles below to access prize details and application links.
- City of Asylum Poet Laureate of Allegheny County
- Youth Poet Laureate of Allegheny County
- Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County
- American Sign Language Poet Laureate of Allegheny County
We are honored to receive your applications. The deadline to submit applications for all four categories is Sunday, March 8 at midnight. The Laureates will be announced this April 2020 in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Poem of the Week
Throughout April in celebration of National Poetry Month, Allegheny County residents of all ages will be invited to submit one poem for All Pittsburghers are Poets: Poem of the Week. This series will appear online in Sampsonia Way Magazine beginning in May 2020. Poems will be curated by the editorial committee of Sampsonia Way and finalists for Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County. We look forward to receiving your submissions in April!
If you have any questions about this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.