Who Will Be Los Angeles’ 2017 Poet Laureate?

By  Mike Soksen

From: KCET.org

DSC_0210In early 2017, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will be announcing our city’s next official Poet Laureate. Dating back over a century, there is an illustrious poetic tradition in Los Angeles, which the Poet Laureate is expected to propagate.

According to the DCA’s website, the seven objectives of the program are to:

Before spotlighting a handful of our city’s standout contemporary poets, As he recently wrote in a blog for the Los Angeles Public Library:


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