City looking for a poet

If you are a poet and you know it, New Bedford is looking for you.

The position of Poet Laureate was recently posted by the New Bedford Cultural Council for a three year term.

Duties include working with the local schools to enhance the teaching of poetry, creating poems for occasions requested by the Mayor and raising public awareness of poetry throughout the community.

The new Poet Laureate will be announced a an event at the end of April.

The last time the City filled this position was in 2007.

Applications are available on the City of New Bedford's website.