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Posted on: March 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Brockton Youth Poet Laureate Selection Time

Here is the Criteria for selection of Brockton Youth Poet Laureate. 

Submit for Youth Poet Laureate. March 1 – 31 2023


The responsibilities of the Poet Laureate may include, but not be limited to, providing public poetry readings, encouraging poetry appreciation within the city, and composing and publishing poems, creating programs that raise awareness of the diversity of Brockton.

 Brockton Resident

Age - 15 - 20


Candidate submissions.

[1] original poem about Brockton from the candidate’s perspective, personal experience, history, diversity or culture growing up in Brockton.

[2] original poems on any subject.

A brief statement detailing community involvement as it relates to volunteer and community service. 

Clubs, and after school activities.   

A list of poetry awards and publications. If applicable.

Submissions will be evaluated on the following weighted criteria:


Original poem about Brockton         40%

Community involvement                  30%

Two original poems on any subject  20%

Awards and publications                  10%


Submissions may be sent to The Brockton Public Library 

C/O Jonathan Stroud

304 Main Street. 

Brockton Ma. 02302 


Email submissions as an attached doc x file


Mark Walsh - Professor of English, Massasoit Community College

Timothy Trask – Brockton Library Foundation

Courtney Henderson – Political Strategist, Develop & Empower Consulting LLC.


The top two candidates for Youth Laureate selected by the judges will present their poetry and vision for Brockton Poet Laureate to a public reading, before the Judges, the event will be open to the public. 


The judges will review the submitted material and will make the final selection to be announced. 


Selection for the two top candidates from each Youth Poet Laureate. June. 

Public Reading and vision before judges and public forum. July T.B.A. 

Induction of Youth Poet Laureate August T.B.A.

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