ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE ALABAMA WRITERS' CONCLAVE
The Alabama Writers’ Association is proud to announce a new Alabama Poet Laureate. Jennifer Horne was unanimously selected by the AWC membership after a committee carefully reviewed applications and made their recommendation. The AWC selection will be presented to the governor of Alabama for certification as per state law.
“While all the nominees were absolutely worthy of the title Poet Laureate of Alabama, Jennifer Horne's curriculum vitae was the most impressive thing I've ever seen. Her poetry is stunning and it has a southern charm and personal connection that, I dare say, many readers will be thrilled to experience.”
–Jessica Jones, poet laureate committee chair
T.K. Thorne, AWC President
AWC Press Release
(2 August 2017)
"Jennifer Horne on Becoming Alabama Poet Laureate"
(Conversation with Stan Ingold, Alabama Public Radio, 15 August 2017)