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Halifax’s newest poet laureate will be Mi’kmaw woman Rebecca Thomas – Yahoo! News

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2016174 Views

March 15, 2016

Just in time for National Poetry Month in April, Halifax has picked its new poet laureate.

Rebecca Thomas will become the sixth person to step into the role, which advocate’s for literature and the arts. She’ll officially take over from outgoing laureate El Jones on April 1.

The 30-year-old is the first aboriginal person to join the ranks of her predecessors.

“To follow them is a huge honour. I’m kind of fanning a little bit over how wonderful these women are and to be a part of that is pretty cool,” she said.

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