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Become the Next New Mexico Poet Laureate!

Nominations and applications are now open for the next New Mexico Poet Laureate.

The poet supports literacy and enhances education, while promoting arts enrichment in every part of the state, and award includes a $10,000 stipend. The current poet laureate is Levi Romero of the Embudo Valley of northern New Mexico.

Nominations are open through April 15, 2022. More information about the program and the nomination process are available at or by emailing The full news release is here

Check out the New Mexico Poets LibGuide for more poetry information, etc.

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