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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.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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