Debra Marquart named Poet Laureate Fellow by the Academy of American Poets

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Debra Marquart, Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of English, has been named a 2021 Poet Laureate Fellow by the Academy of American Poets.

According to the Academy’s website, this Fellowship is a $50,000 award given to honor poets of literary merit appointed to serve in civic positions and to enable them to undertake meaningful, impactful, and innovative projects that engage their fellow residents, including youth, with poetry, helping to address issues important to their communities.

Marquart is one of only 23 poets from across the United States to receive this honor.