John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Ten random things: March 26

Ten state poets laureate:

  1. Mary Swander, Iowa
  2. Winifred Hamrick Farrar, Mississippi
  3. Kathryn Stripling Byer, North Carolina
  4. Margaret Britton Vaughn, Tennessee
  5. Sue Walker, Alabama
  6. Edmund Skellings, Florida
  7. Darrell Bourque, Louisiana
  8. William Kloefkorn, Nebraska
  9. Jim Barnes, Oklahoma
  10. Ruth Stone, Vermont

With the recent appointment of Mary Swander as the poet laureate of Iowa, the list of state poets laureate I have met has dropped back to zero. The previous state poet laureate, Robert Dana, was a professor and poet-in-residence at my alma mater. Alas.

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