关于 the Nevada Poet Laureatepromoting the art of poetry, literacy 和 learning
UNR PROFESSOR GAILMARIE PAHMEIER NAMED NEVADA POET LAUREATE
Gailmarie Pahmeier, the widely published author 和 professor at the University of Nevada, 里诺, has been named Nevada Poet Laureate. 政府. Steve Sisolak has appointed her to serve a two-year term, beginning September 2021 和 concluding August 2023, during which time she is charged with propagating the art of poetry 和 encouraging literacy 和 learning throughout the state. She will receive a $5,000 Grant from the 内华达艺术委员会 each year.
“Poetry 和 the arts play a meaningful role in the life of a community, 和 we are so pleased to have Gailmarie Pahmeier, a respected poet 和 longtime educator, taking on this role for Nevada,“政府. Sisolak说.
The 内华达艺术委员会 manages the Nevada Poet Laureate program. Pahmeier was one of several finalists chosen through an independent panel review. The review criteria consisted of demonstrated excellence in the literary arts, established history of community involvement, the ability to engage with the public through poetry, 和 a demonstrated engagement with diverse communities. Applications were taken this spring; the agency forwarded the panel recommendations to the 政府ernor’s Office.
“The 内华达艺术委员会 is committed to strengthening creativity in Nevada,“托尼曼, 内华达艺术委员会 executive director, 说. “Our agency is very excited to collaborate with Gailmarie Pahmeier to utilize the power of poetry to help our Nevada communities thrive 和 prosper.”
A 2016 inductee in the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, Pahmeier has published three full-length works of poetry, The Rural Lives of Nice Girls, The House on Breakaheart Road, 和 Of Bone, Of Ash, Of Ordinary Saints: A Nevada Gospel, as well as three chapbooks — short collections of poems with a unifying theme. Her work has been included in literary journals Booth, Spillway 和 Descant, among others. She served as 里诺 Poet Laureate in 2015.
Pahmeier teaches creative writing 和 contemporary literature at UNR, where she received the University Distinguished Teacher Award in 1995 和 the Alan Bible Teaching Excellence Award in 1994, 其他的区别. She holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Southern Illinois University 和 a master of fine arts degree from the University of Arkansas.
Overview of Poet Laureate Appointment
The Nevada State Poet Laureate is a 政府ernor appointed position. The 内华达艺术委员会 oversees the Poet Laureate selection process 和 submits qualified individuals to the 政府ernor for final review 和 appointment. The role of the Poet Laureate is to propagate the art of poetry 和 encourage literacy 和 learning throughout the state.
In-Person Appearances/Expected Travel
A minimum of two in-person or online 阅读 targeting a variety of cultural communities 和 geographic areas of the state per quarter, including 政府ernor’s inauguration, 内华达艺术委员会 Conference, 政府ernor’s Global Tourism Summit, Nevada State Poetry Out Loud Finals, 和 other events to be determined. Laureates are encouraged to gather requests for participation in events 和 consider them in cooperation with 内华达艺术委员会 on a bi-monthly or quarterly basis when setting their schedule.
The Nevada Poet Laureate will be expected to undertake a significant cultural project during his or her term, such as bringing poetry to people or to a region of the state that might otherwise be underserved in this regard. The Poet Laureate will engage a variety of constituencies, enriching the lives of residents by sharing 和 promoting poetry through public appearances, 阅读, 研讨会, 还有数字媒体和社交媒体. The scope 和 budget of the project will be determined in collaboration with the 内华达艺术委员会 staff after the appointment.
The Nevada Poet Laureate will be awarded a $5000 Artist 项目 Grant each year to offset the cost of travel to public engagements 和 to fund the two-year project requirement. This grant also serves to acknowledge 和 recognize the Nevada Poet Laureate’s time 和 talents. Compensation from the 内华达艺术委员会 may be considered taxable income.
Gailmarie的 信 到内华达
For More Information Contact:
Funding for the Nevada Poet Laureate Program is provided by:
State of Nevada / Department of Tourism 和 Cultural Affairs • National Endowment for the Arts • Round Mountain Gold • The Orchard Foundation