A friend of mine who works with the Redmond Arts Commission wanted to spread the word about Redmond’s search for its first Poet Laureate. The term of the position is for three years, with compensation up to $5,000 for each year. Applicants must be an established poet, resident of Redmond or unincorporated King County or record of involvement with Redmond’s literary organizations. Applications must have a record of public performance. And, the kicker, they must be willing to promote poetry in Redmond. Application is due on July 1, 2009.