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New Hampshire Seeks New Poet Laureate August 23, 2013: The great state of New Hampshire is on the prowl for a new poet laureate, following the death of laureate Walter Butts, who passed away earlier this year. New Hampshire Public Radio reports: The Poetry Society and N.H. State Council on the Arts are looking for a new poet laureate. The selection will be announced in early November. The [...]
Alberto Ríos Shines in the Copper State August 19, 2013: The Arizona Commission on the Arts just announced that Alberto Ríos will serve as the state's first poet laureate. As the press release reads: In partnership with the Office of the Governor, the Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce that celebrated poet and Arizona State University Regents’ Professor Alberto Ríos has [...]
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch July 18, 2013: The state of Wyoming has a new Poet Laureate today: Echo Roy Klaproth. Klaproth is a fourth generation rancher, and well as a teacher. She's written three books of poetry. Klaproth is Wyoming's sixth Poet Laureate. Her predecessor, Pat Frolander, held the position beginning in 2011. Matt Mead, Governor of Wyoming, named Klaproth the new [...]
A call for more poetry activists among the laureates March 29, 2011: In an opinion piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Julia Baird laments the relative invisibility of poet laureates among the general public. The deficiency isn't in the public's taste for poetry but rather the title itself, the kind of person it's bestowed upon and what it should require of its bearer. Baird recalls the efforts of Joseph Brodsky [...]
A poet’s take on Wisconsin, as Wisconsin governor takes out poets March 8, 2011: Bloomberg reports that Wisconsin's Poet Laureate post, created by order of then-Governor Tommy Thompson in 2001, will be one of the casualties of embattled Governor Scott Walker's budget bill. The post comes with a stipend that covers up to $2,000 in gas money a year to make up for the poet's travels across the state to lecture and read. The [...]
Queens poet laureate focuses on technology June 29, 2010: Paolo Javier who was recently named poet laureate of the borough of Queens thinks the future of poetry is in technology. The New York Daily News reports. By fusing multimedia platforms like film and the Internet with words, Sunnyside resident Paolo Javier said, he hopes to make poetry more accessible to the borough's aspiring writers.