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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.
Library of Congress.

Current Laureate:
Position vacant

Position History:
Position established 1928 by governor's proclamation. First laureate was Franklin L. Wood. The poet is appointed by the governor. Lifetime appointment. The most recent state poet, Edmund Skellings, passed away August 19, 2012.

Previous Laureates:
Franklin L. Wood (appointed 1929)
Vivian Laramore Rader (1931-1975)
Edmund Skellings (1980-August 19, 2012)

 

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