August 12, 2019

GBC 2020 Poet Laureate Search


The Global Black Caucus seeks to raise the consciousness of our current and potential constituency. To that end, we are looking for our first Poet Laureate (volunteer) for the 2020 election cycle. The Poet Laureate will be selected annually for a term that lasts from January to December. Poetry selections will be featured on the GBC page of the DA website throughout the selected Poet Laureate's term.

 The person selected would:

  • Create a Poetry Series to explore societal issues and the 2020 elections through poetry's focused lens to describe “truth,” or at the very least, “truths,” in our world.
  • They will be called upon to write poetry on significant occasions and throughout the election season.
  • Poems should also encourage people to vote, volunteer, or donate. 
  • It would be great if the person selected would like to make multimedia/spoken word videos or other visual media.
  • Occasionally, meet with the GBC Steering Committee.

 The poet must be a member of Democrats Abroad and a member of the GBC. Any member of Democrats Abroad who supports universal, unconditional human rights can join the GBC.

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To submit an entry for consideration:

  • Poetry can be written in any poetic style and on any subject.
  • A poem must be an original work by the person entering the contest.
  • Poet must be at least 18 years of age by the 2020 election.
  • All poems must be in English
  • Font size 11pt
  • Video entries must include a text version of the poem.

Submission entries must be less than 3 pages.

Submissions are due NLT November 1, 2019, PST. Please send entries to [email protected]

Hopefully, we will announce the Poet Laureate Selection in December 2019.


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