Want to be St. Louis poet laureate? Nominations open June 18

Michael Castro, St. Louis' inaugural poet laureate

Almost four years after Michael Castro became the city’s first poet laureate, the second may finally be appointed.

Nominations and applications are being accepted from June 18 to July 20. A task force will review the nominees and make a recommendation to the Board of Alderman at the end of the summer, according to a news release today.

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