KCUR Arts
9:26 am
Mon December 20, 2004

Kansas Names New Poet Laureate

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and the Kansas Arts Commission recently named Jonathan Holden as the state's first poet laureate.

Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and the Kansas Arts Commission recently named Jonathan Holden as the state's first poet laureate. A poet and critic, Holden is the University Distinguished Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Kansas State University in Manhattan and the author of a number of books, including collections of poetry and critical essays. Holden talked to KCUR's Laura Spencer about this new recognition.

Jonathan Holden starts his two-year term as Kansas Poet Laureate on July 1, 2005.

You can hear poet William Stafford read from his work on this site: Academy of American Poets.