HCCC Student Poet Laureate
Hudson County Community College will name a student poet laureate each academic year. The student laureate will serve for the entire academic year as the face of student poetry at our college. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase the poetic talents of our student body and inspire our community.
A poet laureate is an honored position given to a poet that represents a community through their poetic works. The laureate will be recognized by the entire college in this position, from faculty to staff to the administration. The student laureate will be responsible for reading poetry at various college events as a representative of the college’s poetic voice. The students' work will be archived in the library and celebrated by the community.
Submission for Student Laureate Position
Below you will find the submission form for consideration of the student poet laureate. The submission deadline is April 15th. Submissions are also taken in person at the circulation desks at the library, both at Journal Square and North Hudson Campus.
The submission should include:
What does the Student Poet Laureate do?
Tasks and activities that may be asked of the Student Poet Laureate are included in, but not limited to, the list below:
Read a poem to open college service day
Read a poem at graduation
Have work archived at the library
Have work on display in the gallery space
Read at other committees or events recommended by the school
A bio and picture posted on the libraries National Poetry Month Committee web page
Mentorship with a poet and/or the National Poetry Month Committee
Participate in events in the community, alongside groups like the Jersey City Public Library
Read a book of poetry to kids in elementary school or middle school for the awareness months
Publication in Crossroads, HCCC's student led literary magazine
The student poet laureate will also receive a stipend of $500.