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Lyric Poetry Mural, Lyric Poetry (detail), by Henry O. Walker, in the South Corridor, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.
Photographic print.
[c.1899]

Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.
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Current Laureate:
David Mason

Start of Term:
July 1, 2010

Position History:
Position established 1919. First laureate was Alice Polk Hill. The poet is appointed by the governor from a list of candidates recommended by the Colorado Center for the Book, the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities, and the Colorado Arts Council. The appointment, formerly lifetime, is now a four-year term.

Previous Laureates:
Alice Polk Hill (1919-1921)
Nellie Burget Miller (1923-1952)
Margaret Clyde Robinson (1952-1954)
Milford E. Shields (1954-1975)
Thomas Hornsby Ferril (1979-1988)
Mary Crow (1996-2010)

Further Resources:

Publications by David Mason in the Library's online catalog.

 

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