From: City of West Hollywood
The City of West Hollywood’s City Council, at its regular meeting on Monday, August 15, 2016, unanimously approved Kim Dower as the City of West Hollywood’s next City Poet. Dower was selected through a nominations process and selection committee comprised of local residents and staff members from the West Hollywood Library, the Friends of the West Hollywood Library, and West Hollywood City Hall.
A resident of West Hollywood for more than 30 years, Dower was born and raised in New York, NY and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she also taught. She has published three highly praised collections of poetry; her poems are included in several anthologies and magazines. She has been featured several times on Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac.” Dower teaches workshops for the B.A. program at Antioch University in Los Angeles. She is also a literary publicist.
Dower will begin her two-year appointment as the City of West Hollywood’s City Poet in October 2016, taking over from West Hollywood’s first City Poet, Steven Reigns, who has helped craft the position of City Poet by making poetry and the literary arts more accessible to the community through workshops, readings, literary events, curated public poetry displays, and more. Read Rest of Article Here