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Lakewood Looking for a Poet Laureate

Lakewood resident Bill Knittel has been the city poetic leader for the past two years.

Are you a poet? Do you know it?

Lakewood is looking for nominations for the city’s next Poet Laureate. 

Lakewood resident Bill Knittel has held the post for the past two years.

According to a news release, the Poet Laureate “shall seek to advance awareness of and appreciation for literary arts and humanities within the Lakewood community.”

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“As both a local resident and a distinguished poet, the Poet Laureate shall represent and celebrate the diversity and history of Lakewood. As a spokesperson for the City’s literary community, the Poet Laureate shall endeavor to promote the artistic achievements of the City and shall actively participate in ceremonial, educational and cultural activities in the community at various times throughout his or her term of service.”

Past poet laureates (or the current one) are eligible for reappointment. 

Nominations should be submitted to the Lakewood City Council office at 12650 Detroit Avenue, by Feb. 28. 

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