We’re excited to announce that our fair city will now choose our own poet laureate! Mayor Stoney has issued an official proclamation, and poets from around the Commonwealth are invited to apply. (Applications close November 5, 2020). At Brandylane, we believe in the power of poetry to inspire, unite, and connect our community, and we know firsthand that Richmond is a soulful city that embraces its poets and artists. The literary community here has exploded over the last decade, and it continues to flourish. James River Writers, The Writers Den RVA, RVA Booklovers’ Festival, The Poe Museum, Life in Ten Minutes Writing Studios, local booksellers, libraries, publishers, and dozens of other organizations and activities celebrate the literary arts. We’re confident that an official poet laureate endorsed by the city will bring poetry to the people and even more creative passion to our passionate city. Join us in spreading the word far and wide to Virginia’s book and poetry lovers, and encourage your poet friends to apply.

Learn more about Richmond’s new poet laureate program!

written by Robert Pruett