Self-Portrait as Mae West Anagram

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“I’m no moaning bluet, mountable / linnet, mumbling nun. I’m / tangible, I’m gin. Able to molt / in toto, to limn.” Paisley Rekdal, who was named the new Utah state poet laureate in May 2017, recites her poem “Self-Portrait as Mae West Anagram” for the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. 

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Holy City

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"Let us gather and be / silent together like stones / glittering in sunlight..." Marjory Wentworth, the poet laureate of the state of South Carolina, reads "Holy City," a poem dedicated to the lives lost at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina one year ago.

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Frank X Walker

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Governor Steve Beshear last month appointed Frank X Walker to serve as Kentucky's poet laureate. Walker, who will promote the arts and lead the state in literary endeavors through readings and public presentations at meetings, seminars, conferences and events, including Kentucky Writers' Day, was formally inducted at a public ceremony and reception on April 24 in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

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