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Extended: Nominate the Next Poet Laureate & Closing the Nevada Poetry Project

Nominate the Next Poet Laureate

The nomination period for the Nevada State Poet Laureate has been extended. The nomination period will now run until December 15th, 2023 at 5:00pm PST.

The Nevada State Poet Laureate is a Governor appointed position. The panel selection process will be overseen by the Nevada Arts Council, and the selected individual will be submitted to the Governor for final consideration and appointment. The role of the Poet Laureate is to propagate the art of poetry and encourage literacy and learning throughout the state. The position of the Nevada Poet Laureate is a two-year term, beginning at the time of appointment in 2024. You may review the guidelines prior to the nomination period, please note the nomination form will not be activated until the nomination period.

To be considered for the position, all applicants must be nominated first. Please review the Guidelines and ensure your nomination qualifies.


Nominations for the Nevada State Poet Laureate can be submitted here. Self-nominations are accepted.

Nomation period: November 1st, 8:00 a.m. PST through December 15th, 5:00 p.m. PST.

  1. Provide Nominee name and contact information
  2. Provide Nominator name, contact information, and title 
  3. Confirm that Nominator has met with Nominee, that both parties have reviewed the guidelines, and that the Nominee agrees to the nomination
  4. Provide a short paragraph of support about the Nominee

After the nomination period the application period will begin. Nominees will be supplied with a link to apply for the position.

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Last Call to be included in Nevadan to Nevadan: What I need to tell you

Closing date: December 15th, 5:00pm PST

Last Call! As the poet David Lee has written, these are two of the saddest words in the English language. It is time to bring the Nevada Poetry Project, Nevadan to Nevadan: What I Need to Tell You, to a close and current Poet Laureate Gailmarie Pahmeier encourages you to let your voice be heard! 

Gailmarie will be transitioning out of her position in the new year, and we’ll be welcoming a new Nevada Poet Laureate to serve our state. She notes that “It’s been an honor to coordinate this project and hear from so many Nevadans from throughout our state. We are a people with heart and grit and much to say.” Do get those poems submitted by December 15th, 2023!

Instead of a Greeting Card by Krista Lukas, read by Krista Lukas for the Nevadan to Nevadan: What I need to tell you poetry project.

Staff Contact:

Sapira Cheuk – Artist Services Specialist

Stephen Reid – Artist Services Specialist