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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:
Vacant

Position History:
Position established July 15, 1957 by Gov. Grant Sawyer. First laureate was Mildred Breedlove. Through 2007 it had been a lifetime position and occupied by Norman Kaye since 1967. On April 30, 2007, Gov. Jim Gibbons named Kaye Poet Laureate Emeritus, a move which allows the state to appoint a new poet laureate.

Previous Laureates:
Norman Kaye (1967-April 2007)
Mildred Breedlove (appointed July 15, 1957)

 

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