What are the qualifications to become a state poet laureate?
Qualifications to become a state poet laureate vary from state to state. Generally, nomination for and appointment to the position is based upon a poet’s written body of work, whose subject matter is often specific to the state and whose quality is demonstrated through honors, awards, and other forms of recognition. A second major qualification usually is the ability of the poet to promote poetry within the state. Additionally, eligibility almost always requires the poet be a current resident of the state.