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Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears

Oregon Public Broadcasting

The money is not great--the governor makes a little more--but oh, the prestige of being Oregon's Poet Laureate. 

Peter Searsis getting used to the feeling. 

Earlier this year he was chosen to spend the next two years as the state's chief poetry booster. 

Sears replaces Paulann Petersen, who visited the Exchange a couple of times. 

We continue the tradition with the new guy; Peter Sears joins us with samples of his own poetry and ideas on how he'll discharge his duties.   


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.