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Welcome, Bruce Dethlefsen!: Another Poet Laureate for Poet Laureati!

November 22, 2010

Turns out we have another poet laureate joining us for Poet Laureati March 13-14 in Lawrence, Kansas. Bruce Dethlefsen has just been appointed as the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2011 and 2012. He has published two poetry chapbooks, A Decent Reed and Something Near the Dance Floor. Breather is his latest full-length poetry book. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2003 and 2009. Two of his poems were featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac on public radio and several poems on Your Daily Poem website. He wrote and performed original music with Bill Orth as Obvious Dog on Cathryn Cofell’s CD, Lip. Bruce, a retired educator and public library director, lives in Westfield, Wisconsin.

Congratulations, Bruce! We look forward to seeing Bruce in March, not so far from where he grew up in Kansas City. Hope to see you there too!

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