Bringing poetry to the spotlight, Nevada State College Professor Angela M. Brommel is Clark County’s new Poet Laureate – a two-year term that began on July 1. With the mission of promoting poetry as an art form and means of engaging the community, the Clark County Poet Laureate is selected every two years by a panel and is funded by the Clark County Arts program which was created by the Clark County Board of Commissioners.
At Nevada State College, Angela M. Brommel holds the roles of Executive Director of the Office for the Arts, Chief Curator of the Nevada State Collections & Galleries, and affiliate faculty. In her work as the Clark County Poet Laureate, Brommel’s project centers on poetry for resiliency with a special focus on poetry in the parks and interdisciplinary arts conversations and collaborations.
“Our campus community continuously makes us proud,” says Nevada State College Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Vickie Shields. “Angela has been a working artist in the Henderson and Las Vegas communities for over 15 years. She is highly respected by her fellow poets and artists, contributing her time and talent to enhance the Arts at Nevada State as well as all of Clark County. It is an honor to have Angela in charge of The Arts at our institution, and we look forward to seeing her shine as Clark County’s Poet Laureate.”
A Nevada writer and curator with Iowa roots, Brommel is the author of two books, Mojave in July (Tolsun Books) and Plutonium & Platinum Blonde (Serving House Books). Her poetry has been published in the North American Review, The Best American Poetry blog, The Literary Review’s (TLR) Share, and many other journals and anthologies. In 2017 she was awarded the Helen Stewart Poetry Award, and in 2018 she was a Red Rock Canyon Artist in Residence, serving as the inaugural poet of the program. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University and an MA in Theatre from the University of Northern Iowa. She serves as Editor-in-Chief and Poetry Editor for The Citron Review, as a Board Trustee for Henderson Libraries, and as a member of the City of Henderson’s Arts Council. Her work is available at angelambrommel.com