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Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

The Academy of American Poets has awarded Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith a prestigious Laureate Fellowship, given to honor poets of literary merit serving in civic positions around the country. Smith, who was named to the Poet Laureate position in 2019 by Governor John Bel Edwards, received $50,000 as part of the award to produce meaningful, impactful and innovative ...

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October 14: Louisiana Poet Laureates Past and Present Read in Baton Rouge

Louisiana poet laureate Ava Leavell Haymon joins past poet laureate Darrell Bourque for reading at the Baton Rouge Gallery on Sunday, October 19. The gallery is located at 1515 Dalrymple Drive. The LEH offers grants to support programs featuring the poet laureate. Click here for more info on available grants or email LEH Director of Public Relations and Programs Brian ...

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