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Jamaica’s Next Poet Laureate: Lorna Goodison March 24, 2017: Lorna Goodison is the second official poet laureate of Jamaica and the first woman to hold the title. A native of Jamaica, Goodison studied at the Jamaica School of Art and the School of the Art [...] by

Robert Kelly Named Dutchess County’s First Poet Laureate January 27, 2016: Dutchess County (NY) Executive Marc Molinaro has appointed Bard Professor and resident of Annandale, Robert Kelly, to the position of poet laureate. He is the first poet laureate to serve Dutchess [...] by

Portland, Maine Passes the Puck to a New Poet Laureate: Gibson Fay-LeBlanc June 29, 2015: The newest poet laureate for the city of Portland, Maine is hockey player and educator, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc. Fay-LeBlanc will serve a three-year term and hopes to follow in the footsteps of Wesley [...] by

Actualizing Democratic Vistas April 30, 2015: Tribute to …Pinsky, Walcott?. Poet, Educator, Mentor The cold, cyclical dark, turning and returning. Even in the scorched and frozen world of the dead after the holocaust The wheel as it turns [...] by

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