Tuesday, December 11, 2012

News at Eleven: Along with making the required school

visits and giving official public readings, [Eloise Klein] Healy hopes to bring national attention to L.A's literary scene, which she says is often over-shadowed by Hollywood.

"Poetry isn't spectacular," she said. "It's not like the movies, it's not like NASCAR."

She also hopes to "introduce the city to its own writers." She says she may select "poetry deputies" to give readings in retirement homes and at local businesses during lunch. Most of her stipend will go to pay for poetry books for students, she says.

"I feel like there are a lot of people who could really like poetry, who just don't know it," she said.

from Los Angeles Times: L.A. literary stalwart selected as city's first poet laureate
then The Bilerico Project: Lesbian Eloise Klein Healy Named LA's First Poet Laureate
then Advocate: Lesbian Writer Eloise Klein Healy Named First Poet Laureate of Los Angeles
then LAist: Los Angeles Names Its First Poet Laureate
then LA Weekly: Eloise Klein Healy Is the First-Ever L.A. Poet Laureate--And She Wants to Bring Poetry to Dodger Stadium


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