As do we all….
LexGo.com, a site focusing on happenings in and around Lexington, KY, reports that Maureen Morehead, Kentucky’s new poet laureate, was inspired by two teachers who taught her in high school and by a graduate writing seminar conducted with 2005-06 Kentucky poet laureate Sena Jeter Naslund. Morehead herself became a teacher for thirty-two years, inspiring and engaging groups of up to 150 students.
Will the future poet laureate of Kentucky come out of one of Morehead’s classes, creating an unbroken poetic genealogy from Naslund to Morehead to whomever? That’s an exciting thought.
Here is an interesting essay in response to Morehead’s poem “My Mother Is a Hand.” The article also includes the poem itself, from her 2003 collection, A Sense of Time Left (which has an introduction by Naslund).