Thursday, May 23, 2013


I'm confident she can do it, but Wyatt Townley has a hard act to follow tonight when she takes on the position of Kansas Poet Laureate. The ceremony will take place at 5:30 pm tonight, Thursday, May 23, at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire.

If Wyatt has any questions, I'm sure she can turn to the current poet laureate (until 5:30 pm), Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, whose duration at the job was a few years longer than anyone anticipated when she began in July of 2009. Caryn is to be congratulated for taking the poet laureate program to unanticipated visions, and finding it a permanent lodging in the Kansas Humanities Program. All Kansas writers, whatever genre, can learn a lesson in commitment and ingenuity from Caryn.

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