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US poet laureate starts rural reading tour in New Mexico


January 12, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. poet laureate has embarked on the first of several trips to bring her poetry to rural pockets of the country where she says book festivals rarely take her.

A tour of New Mexico marks Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith's first trip as part of a project she's launched in her role as the nation's 22nd poet laureate. Her tour began Thursday evening with a reading at Cannon Air Force Base outside Clovis, an agricultural town on the far eastern plains of New Mexico.

On Friday afternoon, she visits the Santa Fe Indian School, where students from tribal communi...

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