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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Texas Poet Laureate - Morton - 2010

Karla Morton Karla Morton - Future Texas Poet Laureate of 2010
This Denton poet has published in a variety of journals, including Southwest American Literature, descant, Amarillo Bay, Concho River Review and the annual Texas Poetry Calendar. 
She authored the volume Wee Cowrin" Timorous Beastie.  She reads widely in public events and has been taped for some television.  This Aggie graduate is married and has a couple of teenagers.
See her at
Michael Price is telling business leaders in Fort Worth about Morton elevation.
Morton next year in 2010 will replace Paul Ruffin the 2009 Laureat (see posting on June 28 for Ruffin.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful. Her poetry if fine. She's been bravely battling cancer. Glad to see her recognition.

Anonymous said...

The CURRENT Texas Poet Laureate is Paul Ruffin. Both Ruffin and Morton were just appointed in late April or May of this year. Morton is not the Poet Laureate until April of 2010 when her term begins.
The statement that "Paul Ruffin served the previous term" is misleading since his term just started. See for information on the new Poet Laureate for 2009.

Texas Parlor said...

Thanks. I've added a posting for Ruffin, June 28.