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Poetry academy appoints Arizona state laureate and acclaimed translator as chancellors

January 15, 2014 - 6:39 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Academy of American Poets has chosen Arizona's poet laureate and a prominent translator as the latest members of its board of chancellors.

Arizona poet laureate Alberto Rios and prize-winning poet-translator Khaled Mattawa ('MATT-eh-wah) have been elected to serve 6-year terms on the academy's 15-member board. Previous chancellors include W.H. Auden, Marianne Moore and John Ashbery.

Founded 80 years ago, the academy is a non-profit organization that publishes a biannual literary journal and sponsors numerous readings and other events.

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Academy of American Poets: http://www.poets.org

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