Missouri First lady to announce new poet laureate

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 | 8:22 a.m. CST; updated 11:25 a.m. CST, Wednesday, March 3, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri is getting a new poet laureate.

First lady Georganne Nixon is to announce the new poet laureate Wednesday during an annual poetry competition in Jefferson City.

The two-year term of Missouri's first poet laureate, Walter Bargen, ended in January.

Gov. Jay Nixon took applications for the honorary position and appointed a five-person advisory committee led by his wife to help him select a new poet laureate.


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