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Posted on: July 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] James Morehead Appointed New City of Dublin Poet Laureate

At the Dublin City Council meeting held earlier this month, Dublin Mayor Melissa Hernandez appointed Dublin resident James Morehead to the position of City Poet Laureate for a term which runs through December 2024.  

The Poet Laureate is a volunteer position appointed by the City Council to be a resource to City staff, Commissions, the City Council, and the community. The Poet Laureate is an advocate for the appreciation and advancement of poetry in classrooms and public spaces; builds a community of local poets; and brings the City of Dublin’s unique culture to life through the power of the spoken word.

James Morehead was appointed in June 2021 to serve as Poet Laureate through December 2022. Mr. Morehead has been a Dublin resident since 2000 and has been a passionate supporter of the Dublin community and especially Dublin schools for many years. 

Mr. Morehead has published a book of his poems, is a member of the Academy of American Poets and Tri-Valley Writers, and is active in the poetry community, participating in poetry workshops and poetry Open Mics. 

Each summer, fall, winter, and spring, two original poems by Dublin poets will be featured, one by the Poet Laureate and a second poem selected from community submissions.

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