Maryland has a new poet laureate. Governor Martin O'Malley has selected University of Maryland professor Stanley Plumly. Plumly founded the school's Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing.
Plumly has written nine books of poetry including a finalist for a National Book Award in 2007. His work has been widely published in The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Paris Review. He has earned a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Plumly says he's flattered by the honor and looks forward to being part of the best of Maryland's culture.
Rebecca Blatt reports...