Quiddity http://wuis.org en Illinois Poet Laureate Puts Own Stamp On Job http://wuis.org/post/illinois-poet-laureate-puts-own-stamp-job <p>Kevin Stein has a daunting task: following two Pulitzer Prize winners as the poet laureate of Illinois. &nbsp;</p><p>Ten years into the job, the Bradley University professor is putting his own signature on the unpaid position that's considered crucial to widening appreciation for the art form. He's created <a href="http://www.illinois.gov/poetlaureate/Pages/default.aspx">a state poetry website</a> and donates his own money to buy poetry books for libraries across the state. He also offers advice to young poets. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:14:00 +0000 Associated Press 15746 at http://wuis.org Illinois Poet Laureate Puts Own Stamp On Job