Karen Head, associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was mentioned in Atlanta INtown for her accomplishment of being the inaugural Poet Laureate of Fulton County.
Head, who was confirmed for the post in late September by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, will work to promote poetry and literary activities in Fulton County through her term.
“The establishment of the poet laureate for Fulton County assists in our efforts to reach diverse communities using poetry as a vehicle for literary competency and understanding,” says Lionell Thomas, FCAC Director, “The role of the Poet Laureate is to enrich Fulton County’s artistic community and foster an appreciation of poetry in all forms celebrating expressions of culture through the literary arts.”
“The enormous responsibility of originating this program and representing the nearly 1.1 million people in Fulton County is not lost on me. I am humbled and honored to have been selected,” says Head, “I’m excited about the good I know we can work together to affect. I am committed to all the people in our County, and I am passionate about the role of the arts, not only to help prepare people to have more successful and meaningful lives, but also to improve the communities in which we live.”