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Orlando appoints city's first poet laureate

Professor Susan Lilley earns inaugural title

Susan Lilley has been named Orlando's first ever Poet Laureate.

ORLANDO, Fla. –  

The search is over
Orlando has found
A new Poet Laureate to write about the town

Her name is Susan Lilley
An educator with a knack for poetry 
Who will be performing original works at events in the community

She’s taught at UCF and Rollins
Won awards for her literary knowledge
And now she’ll spread her skills beyond just college

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer thinks the choice is great
He touted Lilley’s sense of creativity and grace
Saying she’ll “continue to add to our City’s unique sense of place”

To learn how you can watch Lilley perform
Or how the search for a poet laureate was formed
Go to CityofOrlando.net to find that information and more


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