How Do You Make A Poet Laureate? (They Want To Know)

“With their public profiles growing, the role of poets laureate is being called into question. In April the nation’s first conference for state poets laureate will convene in Manchester, New Hampshire, where they will discuss poetry and their responsibilities as public representatives of their art. The goal of the conference is for poets laureate to meet each other, discuss the ambiguities and perceived responsibilities of being a state-endorsed poet, and explore what happens when poetry intersects with politics, education, and community.”