US names new poet laureate (via The Writer’s Spot)

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US names new poet laureate W.S. Mervin, a resident of Hawaii, has been named the seventeenth poet laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress. Mervin succeeds Kay Ryan to the position and will travel to Washington D.C. on October 25 to open the library's annual literary season. Mervin says he likes "the quiet life," but enjoys his new position as the na … Read More

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