Poet Laureate Sans Laurels

The recently (and controversially) appointed poet laureate of North Carolina has resigned from the post, but the upset generated by her short-lived laureateship can be interpreted as a sign of just how important poet laureates are. If you’re unconvinced, or simply confused about what exactly poet laureates do, we have just the links for you.

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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