Lindsay Wilson - Reno's Poet Laureate for FY2017/2018!
Established by the Reno City Council in 2014, the City of Reno Poet Laureate will participate in public gatherings or educational settings and work with the Arts and Culture division of the City Manager's Office to share works of poetry or commentary on Reno life.
As of April 2017, Lindsay Wilson is the winner of the FY2017/18 Poet Laureate position.
Lindsay Wilson is an English professor at Truckee Meadows Community College where he has edited the literary journal, The Meadow, since 2006. He has served on the editorial boards for Unwound Magazine, the Owen Wister Review, and Fugue. From 2009 to 2017 he served on the Nevada Writers’ Hall of Fame Selection Committee. He earned his B.S. in Social Science (1997) and his M.A. in English at the University of Wyoming (2003) before completing his M.F.A. in poetry at the University of Idaho (2006). In 2016 he won the Board of Regent Nevada System of Higher Education Regents’ Creative Activities Award. He has been named a finalist for the Phillip Levine Prize, he has published five chapbooks, and his first collection, No Elegies, won the Quercus Review Press Spring Book Award. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals including The Bellevue Literary Review, Pank, The Portland Review, Verse Daily, and The Missouri Review Online.
To get in touch with Lindsay Wilson: RenoPoetLaureate@reno.