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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:
Echo Roy Klaproth

Start of Term:
July 10, 2013

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 term of office is concurrent with that of the governor.

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)

 

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