ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE ALABAMA WRITERS' CONCLAVE
AWC 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.
Governor Ivey certified Jennifer Horne as Alabama’s Poet Laureate on November 1, 2017, which began her four-year term.
“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)
"Alabama Writer's Conclave introduces new Alabama State Poet Laureate"
(AL.com, 10 August 2017)
"Jennifer Horne on Becoming Alabama Poet Laureate"
(Conversation with Stan Ingold, Alabama Public Radio, 15 August 2017)
"New Alabama Poet Laureate Jennifer Horne Takes Center Stage on Alabama Public Radio"
(Harriet Blog, Poetry Foundation)
Photos from the Commissioning Ceremony
(photos, Tuscaloosa News)
Jennifer Horne reads one of her poems
(video, Tuscaloosa News)
"State poet laureate commissioned by Gov. Ivey"
(WFSA News Staff, 1 Nov. 2017)