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Unrest on Their Laurels

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Every two years, the governor selects a poet to become the next NC Poet Laureate whose job is to teach, judge, counsel, and cheerlead, using poetry to connect people. Governor McCrory recently appointed an unqualified individual to the position causing a backlash from the literary community. Following the uproar, Valerie Macon resigned after only one week on the job. The past four Poet Laureates discuss the importance of the position and have offered to help McCrory select the next Poet Laureate.
Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 32, August 2014, p16-17