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Karen Skolfield Named Northampton Poet Laureate

Northampton Arts Council

     A western Massachusetts city with a vibrant and diverse poetry community has a new poet laureate.

    The Northampton Arts Council has announced the appointment of Karen Skolfield as Northampton’s 9th poet laureate.

    Skolfield is a U.S. Army veteran and teaches writing to engineers at UMass Amherst.

    She spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

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