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New Poet Laureate

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Governor Steve Bullock recently appointed a Billings woman as the new Poet Laureate for the state of Montana.

Tami Haaland, who has been an English professor at Montana State University-Billings for nearly 20 years, said she's excited for the opportunity. She added that bringing more poetry workshops and writing education to all ages is a top priority. There is a number of writers who are scheduled to speak this school year on the MSUB campus.

"I've seen beautiful poems written by children in the earliest years of elementary school, and I've seen beautiful poems written in their last years of life," he said. "There's no limit"

The title is a volunteer position, and she will serve until August 1st, 2015.

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