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Baton Rouge has new Poet Laureate: Brittany Marshall

Baton Rouge has new Poet Laureate: Brittany Marshall

Brittany Marshall, the 2020-2021 Baton Rouge Poet Laureate! The North Baton Rouge native is an LSU alumna and high school English and literature teacher. As the next BR Poet Laureate, Brittany said: “This year I am looking forward to the life I will continue to live and sharing poems with the people of Baton Rouge!” She is Baton Rouge’s second Poet Laureate, following Christian “Cubs the Poet” Davenport whose term concludes this year. Poets are nominated and selected by the Baton Rouge Poet Laureate Selection Committee, a diverse group of poets, scholars, and literary experts. Mayor Sharon Weston Broom and a representative from the Baton Rouge Arts Council co-chair the committee. Hear her interview on AC23 with Chancelier “Zero” Skimore

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