Karen Skolfield Named Northampton Poet Laureate | WAMC

Karen Skolfield Named Northampton Poet Laureate

Apr 8, 2019

Karen Skolfield is Northampton's 9th poet laureate.
Credit 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.