Apply for NH Youth Poet Laureate Program (May 15 deadline)

IMG_0814Click HERE to apply for the NH Youth Poet Laureate program, sponsored by the Poetry Society of NH:

The NH Youth Poet Laureate (NHYPL) is an honorary, unpaid one-year position held by a NH high school student who has shown a dedication to and excellence in writing, and who demonstrates the enthusiasm to share it with the public. The NHYPL serves as an ambassador who will heighten the visibility and value of poetry by and for young people in New Hampshire.
Each Youth Poet Laureate can serve a maximum of one term which will run from September 1 to August 31 each school year.

To be eligible the student must be:

  • A resident of the state of NH
  • In 9th-12th grade as of September of the year the position begins. The student may graduate before the appointment ends on August 31.

Requirements of NHYPL

  •  Participate in at least four events, readings, or school visits of their choosing during the year of their appointment. Events should focus on supporting and increasing opportunities for young people to read and write poetry.


March 9, 2020: Call for Nominations
May 15, 2020 deadline to submit nomination
June, 2020: NHYPL selection is announced

Help spread the word. Feel free to contact Jimmy Pappas if you have any questions at all: Cell phone: 603-568-8434