Now in its third cycle, Urbana’s Poet Laureate program offers an opportunity to not only be recognized (and win a little cash), but to also share creativity and potentially inspire. 

You don’t need to be a resident of Urbana, but you do need to be a resident of Champaign County for at least a year before applying. You can read up on the guidelines and parameters on the application website. 

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on October 24th. Additional information is available on the Urbana Poet Laureate program website

The outgoing Poet Laureate is Ashanti Files. Read our interview with her

Top photo of Ashanti Files  courtesy of the Urbana Arts & Culture Program.