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Living - March 20, 2009

Art Space: Laureate wants to bring poetry to the streets

by John A. Barry

The laurel was sacred to the god Apollo in ancient Greece and was used to form a crown or wreath of honor for poets and heroes. From this custom arose the term "poet laureate." The United States appointed its first poet laureate in 1937. But as is often the case, California was ahead of the feds, appointing its first in 1915. The current state poet laureate is Carol Muske-Dukes.

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