Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead (#635)
Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead discusses her goals as the state's primary spokesperson for the arts and writing.
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Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Maureen Morehead to serve as Kentucky Poet Laureate for the 2011–2012 term. Morehead, who retired after 32 years of teaching in the Jefferson County public schools, grew up in Lexington. She has published three collections of poetry: In a Yellow Room, A Sense of Time Left, and The Melancholy Teacher.
Learn more: Selected Poems by Maureen Morehead from the Kentucky Arts Council's website.