Today the office of Mayor Kim Bracey and YorkArts announced that Christine Lincoln will be the next poet laureate of York, Pa.
According to a press release, Lincoln “holds degrees in creative writing from Washington College and the University of Baltimore … [and] is the author of ‘A Thousand Hills’ and ‘Sap Rising’ … Her literary style has been described by critics as revealing her deep conviction that the writing process can redeem poverty, ignorance and cruelty in her characters’ lives.”
Lincoln, who succeeds Carla Christopher in the mayor-appointed position, will be formally introduced to York by Mayer Bracey at 6 p.m. April 1 at YorkArts’ CityArts studio, 118 W. Philadelphia St.
The position of poet laureate is charged with, according to the press release, “encouraging students to express their literary creativity; promoting and showcasing the original work of York’s citizens; helping to create a community environment that encourages and appreciates literary talent and expression; and creating works of the written word that commemorate special events in the life of the City.”
We’re excited to see how Lincoln will advocate and increase visibility for local poetry. Welcome!