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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:
Marjory Heath Wentworth

Start of Term:
2003

Position History:
Position established 1934 (General Assembly Joint Resolution 736, 1934; Code of Laws, 2005, Sec. 1-3-230). The poet is appointed by the governor. The term of office is not fixed.

Previous laureates include:
Archibald Rutledge (1934-1973)
Helen von Kolnitz Hyer (1974-1983)
Ennis Rees (1984-1985)
Grace Freeman (1985-1986)
Bennie Lee Sinclair (1986-2000)

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