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New poet laureate post, funny poetry, and award announcement

"University of Arkansas Press Poetry Book Wins Virginia Literary Award," from University of Arkansas press release, announces that Fire Baton, by Elizabeth Hadaway, and published by University of Arkansas Press won a $3,000 prize for best collection of poetry by a resident of Virginia.

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"Funny side of poetry inspires children," by Susan Silvers from the Connecticut Post, looks at Canadian poet Kalli Dakos and her way of reaching out to children with her poems. (Of course, it should be noted that the funny side of poetry also inspires adults!)

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"City seeks poet laureate," by Sophia Kazmi from ContraCostaTimes.com, announces that Dublin, California, is looking for a volunteer poet laureate to spend 2 years writing poetry, organizing poetry slams and aiding the public library. Candidates have to either live or work in Dublin.

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