Indiana Poet Laureate

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The Indiana Poet Laureate represents the state and the art of poetry through the development and implementation of programming to the educational community and general public. Making formal presentations at various educational facilities and events, the State Poet Laureate pursues individual initiatives to advance the knowledge and appreciation of poetry throughout the state, and offers advice to the Commission regarding ways to further the art of poetry in Indiana. 

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Current Poet Laureate, Shari Wagner, Biography

Former Poets Laureate

  • George Kalamaras, 2014–2015
  • Karen Kovacik, 2011–2013
  • Norbert Krapf, 2008–2010
  • Joyce Brinkman, 2005–2007 


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