Upon the recommendation of qualified candidates by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the governor shall name and appoint an outstanding and distinguished person of letters as poet laureate for the State of South Carolina.

The position is for a term of four years and until a successor has been appointed and qualified. A poet laureate is eligible for reappointment one time.

An applicant must:

  • Be a legal resident of the U.S. and South Carolina with a permanent residence in the state for at least one (1) year prior to the application deadline (twelve consecutive months) and throughout the period of service;
  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of application;
  • Not be a degree-seeking, full-time student during the period of service.

*A background and credit check will be run for all poet laureate finalists

Deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)