West Virginia State Poet Laureate

April 20, 1939: Poet Laureate Irene McKinney Born in Belington

Poet Irene McKinney was born in Belington in Barbour County on April 20, 1939. She earned degrees from West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia…

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January 9, 1911: State Poet Laureate Louise McNeill Born

West Virginia Poet Laureate Louise McNeill was born on her family’s Pocahontas County farm on January 9, 1911. Her first book, Gauley Mountain, was…

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