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A Poet Laureate for Massachusetts? December 9, 2014: Massachusetts is actually one of the few states in the U.S. that doesn’t already have a system in place for appointing a state-wide poet laureate. However, according to the Boston Globe, this [...] by

Borough of Queens to Bid Farewell to Poet Laureate Paolo Javier on March 15th March 7, 2014: Paolo Javier has served as the borough’s Poet Laureate since 2010. Feels like only yesterday! Congratulations to Javier for completing a stellar term in office. From neighborhood news source, [...] by

Canada’s New Poet Laureate in Conversation at Globe and Mail January 13, 2014: Right off the bat, Michel Pleau–Canada’s newly crowned poet laureate–talks to The Globe and Mail about his way of being a poet in the world. Michel Pleau was named Canada’s new [...] by

Announcing… Canada’s New Parliamentary Poet Laureate! January 8, 2014: It’s Michel Pleau! From The Globe and Mail– Most poets struggle to emerge out of obscurity. Canada’s newest poet laureate can already claim to have literally left a gigantic imprint on [...] by

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 [...] by

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, [...] by

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 [...] by

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 [...] by

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 [...] by

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 [...] by