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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:
Eugene M. Gagliano

Start of Term:
July 11, 2016

Position History:
Position established 1981. First laureate was Peggy Simson Curry, appointed through an Executive Order 1981-1 by Gov. Ed Herschler on January 14, 1981. The poet is appointed by the governor from a list submitted by a nominating committee assembled by the Arts Council. The Wyoming State Archives notes that "historically, the term of service has varied by individual, but in recent years, new poet laureates are announced around Wyoming's statehood day, July 10, and have served two year terms."

Previous Laureates:
Peggy Simson Curry (January 14, 1981-January 20, 1987)
Charles L. Levendosky (January 4, 1988-1995)
Robert Roripaugh (July 21, 1995-2003)
David Romtvedt (August 15, 2004-January 3, 2011)
Patricia Frolander (November 7, 2011-June 9, 2013)
Echo Roy Klaproth (July 10, 2013-July 8, 2015)
A. Rose Hill (July 9, 2015-July 10, 2016)

Further Resources:
Publications by Eugene M. Gagliano in the Library's online catalog.

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