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What is a poet laureate?
Poet laureate, is a literary title first granted in England in the 17th century for poetic excellence.
West Virginia's Poet Laureate - Marc Harshman
eWV: West Virginia Encyclopedia
eWV is a reference source for the Mountain State. The entry for Marc Harshman explains that Governor Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Harshman the state poet laureate in 2012. Known for his poetry as well as his Children’s Literature Harshman was first published in 1983. Click on the link above for more about Poet Marc Harshman.