POET LAUREATE


Roland Flint was named Poet Laureate of Maryland by the Governor in September 1995 . A nationally recognized poet, Dr. Flint is a retired professor of English at Georgetown University where he taught from 1968 to 1997. His works include And Morning (1975); The Honey and Other Poems for Rosalind (1976); Say It (1979); Resuming Green: Selected Poems, 1965-1982 (1983); Sicily (1987); Stubborn (1990); Hearing Voices (1991); Pigeon (1991); and Pigeon in the Night (1994). Dr. Flint lives in Kensington, Maryland.


FORMER POET LAUREATES
In the 18th century, Ebenezer Cook, author of The Sot-weed Factor: Or, A Voyage to Maryland (1708), styled himself Poet Laureate. Maryland did not have an official poet, however, until 1959. In that year, the General Assembly authorized the Governor to appoint a citizen of the State as Poet Laureate of Maryland (Chapter 178, Acts of 1959; Code State Government Article, sec. 13-306).

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