Poet Laureate of Alabama
The Poet Laureate of Alabama is the poet laureate for the U.S. state of Alabama. The position was established in 1931 by an act of the Alabama Legislature. Poets Laureate, who must have been Alabama residents for at least 15 years, are chosen by the governor, and serve 4-year terms.
List of Poets Laureate
- Samuel Minturn Peck (June 12, 1930–1938)
- Mary B. Ward (1954–1958)
- Elbert Calvin Henderson (1959–1974)
- William Young Elliott (1975–1982)
- Carl Patrick Morton (1983–1987)
- Morton Dennison Prouty, Jr. (1988–1991)
- Ralph Hammond (1992–1995)
- Helen Friedman Blackshear (1995–1999)
- Helen Norris (1999–2003)
- Sue Walker (2003–2013 )
- Andrew Glaze (2013-2017)
- "Alabama - State Poet Laureate". Library of Congress. September 13, 2011. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
- "Poets Laureate of Alabama". Official Symbols and Emblems of Alabama. Alabama Department of Archives and History. January 13, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
- Jeremy Gray (July 24, 2012). "Former reporter, Pulitzer runner-up named poet Alabama laureate". The Birmingham News. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- Poets Laureate of Alabama at the Encyclopedia of Alabama
|This poetry-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This Alabama-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|