Bethel is in search of the town's second Honorary Poet Laureate. The appointee will be responsible for expanding the community’s knowledge of and exposure to poetry and for composing poems for special events and occasions when requested. Candidates for this three year appointment must submit 3 original poems and a resume of their publications. The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18. Applicants must be residents of Bethel. Entries will be reviewed by an independent committee; three finalists will be selected and interviewed. The poet chosen as laureate will be appointed by the Board of Selectman. Those interested are asked to email email@example.com with name, address, phone number. All poem styles are welcome, but applicants are asked to select ones that are appropriate for a live reading. The judges will base their decisions of written work on poetic understanding, concept, and style. The deadline for submissions is December 31st.