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City writer named as new poet laureate

February 6, 2009


Another Lawrence writer will serve as the poet laureate of Kansas, it was announced Thursday.

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will take over the position from Denise Low on July 1.

Mirriam-Goldberg’s career as a poet, fiction and nonfiction writer, teacher, mentor and facilitator focuses on how literature can help people have more meaningful lives, the Kansas Arts Commission said.

Mirriam-Goldberg, who was selected by the Kansas Arts Commission, has master’s and doctoral degrees from Kansas University.

The mission of the poet laureate is to increase appreciation for writing and reading of poetry.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius praised the selection of Mirriam-Goldberg, saying, “I hope her inspiring work will continue to strengthen and develop the literary community across the state.”


megiddo 9 years, 1 month ago

Hurray for Caryn, indeed! Treat your subordinates and service industry wait-staff well, please.

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