Alumnus Kevin Rabas Appointed Kansas’ Poet Laureate

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Kevin Rabas, who earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard in 2002, has been appointed to a two-year session as Kansas’ poet laureate.

Kevin chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism at Emporia State University, while also leading the Poetry and Playwriting tracks. He has seven books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. He is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.