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Eloise Klein Healy Cancels Events

Recently appointed poet laureate of Los Angeles Eloise Klein Healy has canceled all upcoming events and appearances as she “recovers from a medical issue.”

You can read more about Healy’s work at her official site. Red Hen Press issued a brief statement about the poet:

She has been ordered by her doctor to rest for several weeks, and not to receive visitors … Eloise greatly appreciates the support she’s been shown, and looks forward to making a full recovery and resuming her duties. Thank you for respecting her need for rest and privacy at this time.

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Eloise Klein Healy Named First Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

Eloise Klein Healy has been named the first Poet Laureate of Los Angeles.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa created a selection committee and named Dana Gioia chairperson. The group also includes novelist Carolyn See and poets William Archila, Kate Gale, Douglas Kearney and Amy Uyematsu.

Here’s more from Jacket Copy: “The post, funded by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, is the brainchild of [Mayor Antonio] Villaraigosa. Most U.S. states have poet laureates, as do many cities, large and small, including Boston, Santa Fe, N.M.; San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Gioia said the committee began by brainstorming a wish list of 11 candidates they wanted to see in the mix. All but one of those poets were among the 40 people who were nominated or applied, he said.”