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Ken represented the western region for the committee planning the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the Poet Society of Virginia. The celebration was held in Richmond beginning on May 4th, 2023.  On Sunday May 7th former and new Poets Laureate of Virginia gathered for readings. Click here for Selected YouTube Videos of the Festival


Poets Laureate of Virginia Henry Hart (2018-2020), Ron Smith (2014-2016), Kasvi Ramani (newly appointed first ever Youth Poet Laureate), Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda (2006-2008), Louisa Igloria (2020-2022), Margaret Daramola (newly appointed Poet Laureate of Virginia) -  photo by K. Conklin

Ken Conklin reads from the Zen of Ken at a Poet Society of Virginia event

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