Poet Laureate Nomination Form

Poet Laureate nominees must be San Francisco residents. Must have a substantial body of work, including at least one full length book (minimum 48 pages, not self-published or vanity press) or CD (not self-produced) or 20 or more published poems in established publications, print or online, over the past five years.


  1. Deliver an inaugural address to the public at the San Francisco Public Library.
  2. Participate in community-based poetry events, including a youth centered event.
  3. Work on one or more poetry-centered events in cooperation with the San Francisco Public Library.
  4. Do a reading at Litquake.

Nominations due on February 29, 2012

Nominee Information [Name required]

Nominating Statement: Two or three paragraphs on why the nominee should be San Francisco’s Poet Laureate. [required]

Bibliography: Include bibliography of published works and/or performance history. Do not submit poetry at this time. Committee may request samples of work at a later date. [required]

Nominator Information [Name, Phone, Email required]

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