Nominations sought for next Nebraska state poet

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Arts Council, Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Library Commission are seeking nominations for the next Nebraska state poet.  Nominations must be submitted online no later than midnight Central time on July 26. The online application site: https://nebraska.slideroom.com.  Nominations will be reviewed by the State Poet Selection Committee, which is composed of five people who are established members of Nebraska's literary, cultural, education and academic communities. After the committee selects finalists, the governor will make the final selection.  The Nebraska state poet will be selected based on artistic excellence, exemplary professionalism, an established history of community service in the advancement of poetry in Nebraska, and the ability to present poetry and interact effectively with a public audience.