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Kentucky Poet Laureate Nominations Open

The Kentucky Arts Council will accept nominations for the state's poet laureate position for the 2013-15 term. The position is not limited to the Commonwealth's poets—accomplished fiction writers, playwrights and nonfiction and  living in Kentucky with strong ties to the state also qualify.  Nomination forms and program guidelines are available on the Kentucky Arts Council website. The deadline for nominations is September 30.During his or her term, the poet laureate travels the state promoting the literary arts at schools, institutions and conferences. The poet laureate also gives a talk on the state of literature in Kentucky at the annual Kentucky Writers' Day celebration in Frankfort in April.Louisville poet Maureen Morehead is the current Kentucky poet laureate. She began her term in 2011 and will serve through the end of this year.