EARLIER POSTING ON 9-19-10:
The following message was seen on Faceook. The only problem is that I can't verify the information on the Indiana Arts Commission website, and I haven't been notified when the nomination process will open, as promised to me. I suspect the information comes from an undated calendar item to NUVO Newsweekly's website. In other words, it could be an old item. If anyone can clarify, please do so.
Arts Commission Accepting Nominations for Indiana's Poet Laureate
The Indiana Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for Indiana State Poet Laureate. The Indiana Poet Laureate will represent the State of Indiana and the art of poetry through the development and implementation of programming to the education community and general public. The Poet Laureate will make formal presentations at various educational facilities and events, and offers advice to the Commission regarding ways to further the art of poetry in Indiana.
Nominations for Indiana Poet Laureate should be limited to one, single-page cover letter and a resume or CV detailing the nominee's qualifications and accomplishments. No additional materials should be included with the initial nomination. Successful nominees must be current residents of Indiana and remain residents during their two-year term of service as State Poet Laureate. Nominees should be published poets, with experience in educational program development.
Nominations must be submitted to the Indiana Arts Commission by email only and must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST November 1, 2010. Nominations should be sent to the attention of Susan Britsch: email@example.com