Saratoga Springs Honors Poet Laureate Joseph Bruchac
Storyteller, author, poet, and Abenaki elder Joseph Bruchac will be honored as the first Poet Laureate of Saratoga Springs at a ceremony to take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Saratoga Springs City Hall, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Bruchac is a highly acclaimed Abenaki children’s book author, poet, novelist, and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. His poems, articles, and stories have appeared in more than 1000 publications, from American Poetry Review to National Geographic.
Read more about the new poet laureate at the NYSWI website.
The Poet Laureate is an honorary volunteer position, appointed by Saratoga Springs Mayor Rom Kim for a two-year term following the recommendation of a committee chaired by Rachel Baum and comprised of representatives from the city’s literary arts community.