laureate, Aussie style

Last year I gave a reading and workshop in Salida, Colorado, where I met Heather Taylor Johnson, who splits her time between that fair mountain town and her home in Adelaide, Australia. We talked a bit about poetry, here and there, and she followed up with me later when she was pursuing the question of whether and how to establish a poet laureate in her country.

Read more about this, and catch a shout out to Colorado's poet laureate (and my friend) David Mason.

http://www.australianpoetry.org/blog/2011/09/02/making-history-heather-taylor-johnson/