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Position History:
Position established 1993. The first and only state poet laureate, Sam Hazo, was appointed May 24, 1993 by Gov. Bob Casey. On May 1, 2003, Hazon was notified by an aide to Gov. Ed Rendell that his "services were no longer needed." Rendell's decision to remove Hazo from office effectively terminated the position of Pennsylvania poet laureate. For more information, see the October 10, 2004 article "It's Official: Every Poet is a State Poet" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette.

Previous Laureates:
Samuel Hazo (1993-2003)

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