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New Hampshire Poet Laureate Nominations Underway

May 30, 2018

Alice Fogel, New Hampshire's current Poet Laureate, participates in "A Panel Discussion of Poetry and Community" at the New Hampshire Poetry Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.
Credit Peter Biello/NHPR

New Hampshire officials are accepting nominations for the state's next poet laureate.

Alice Fogel, currently serving as New Hampshire's poet laureate, will complete her term next year after serving five years as an ambassador for poets across the state.

Former New Hampshire poets laureate include Walter Butts, Patricia Fargnoli, Donald Hall and Marie Harris.

The honorary five-year position was established by the state legislature in 1967. The Poetry Society of New Hampshire submits the nominations to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who then appoints the individual with the advice and approval of an arts council.

July 20 is the deadline for submissions.