May 18, 2023 -- Highland Park’s first Poet Laureate, Laura Joyce-Hubbard, is launching an exciting new project to explore the ways in which poetry impacts our community. The Highland Park Favorite Poem Project joins similar initiatives across the country in which communities create an archive of favorite poems submitted by community members. Everyone is invited to share a poem that they find meaningful, moving, or inspiring and to share more about their experience of the poem. All responses will be archived on the City’s website for others to explore.
Check out this video from Laura to learn more about the project and how she plans to connect with the community in this new role:
Complete this Google form to submit a poem. Poems should be works previously published and not authored by the person submitting the poem. Community members who indicate an interest in submitting a recording of the poem will receive a follow-up communication with instructions for uploading the file. For questions regarding the Highland Park Favorite Poem Project, please contact the City Manager’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.