Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
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Our new poet laureate -

Our new poet laureate is Donald Hall.   Dinitia Smith says in her article announcing his appointment in the NY Times:

"Mr. Hall, a poet in the distinctive American tradition of Robert Frost, has also been a harsh critic of the religious right's influence on government arts policy. And as a member of the advisory council of the National Endowment for the Arts during the administration of George H. W. Bush, he referred to those he thought were interfering with arts grants as "bullies and art bashers.""

Ah, a man of common sense and discernment has been chosen.  It works for me.  Good-bye to Ted Kooser who did a great job, and hello to Donald Hall, who will do the same.  
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