writing http://wboi.org en Interview: Indiana's New Poet Laureate On Expression and Connection Through Verse http://wboi.org/post/interview-indianas-new-poet-laureate-expression-and-connection-through-verse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Indiana State Poet Laureate has existed unofficially since 1929, when Emory Aaron Richardson became the first by motion of the Indiana General Assembly.</span></p><p></p><p>The position was finally made official in 2005, with poet laureates serving two-year terms as ambassadors for poetry education and outreach across the state.</p><p>On Monday, the Indiana Arts Commission <a href="http://www.in.gov/arts/2393.htm">announced</a> IPFW English professor, George Kalamaras, would take over the position in 2014.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:39:50 +0000 Julia Meek 25120 at http://wboi.org Interview: Indiana's New Poet Laureate On Expression and Connection Through Verse Author Michael Martone Finds the Humor In Hoosier Life http://wboi.org/post/author-michael-martone-finds-humor-hoosier-life <p>Though author and Fort Wayne native Michael Martone has been a professor at the University of Alabama's Creative Writing department since 1996, his Hoosier roots run deep.</p><p></p><p>He has more than a dozen books to his credit and is this year's recipient of the prestigious National Author's Award from the Eugene &amp; Marilyn Glick Foundation.</p><p></p><p>While in town this month for some of the festivities, he joined WBOI's Julia&nbsp;Meek&nbsp;to talk about his Indiana ties, his process and how the Hoosier State informs his writing.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:34:54 +0000 Sean Bueter 22270 at http://wboi.org Author Michael Martone Finds the Humor In Hoosier Life