And Karla Morton Makes 20 Poets Laureate Coming!
We are very happy to welcome Karla Morton, Texas’s new poet laureate, who will also be joining us. Please join her and the 19 other poets laureate attending on March 13-14 in beautiful Lawrence, Kansas, where spring will be springing and poets will be reading like nobody’s business. Early bird registration expires after Jan. 15, so register today! And welcome, Karla!
Karla K. Morton, the 2010 Texas Poet Laureate, has been described as “one of the more adventurous voices in American poetry” and has been featured on Good Morning Texas, NPR, ABC News, CBS News and in countless newspapers, blogs and magazines.
As the first female Texas Poet Laureate in nearly 20 years, Morton created the Little Town, Texas Tour. As part of the tour, she has traveled across the state, sharing her poetry and love for the arts with high schools, universities, arts organizations, bookstores, conference attendees and more.
Initially taking the arts world by storm with her book/CD Wee Cowrin’ Timorous Beastie (a North Texas Book Festival Awards finalist created in collaboration with award-winning composer Howard Baer), Morton’s critically-acclaimed poetry collections now include: