Mount Vernon high school alum and Lisbon resident Amelia Kibbie is the next poet laureate for the City of Mount Vernon. Kibbie replaces Marianne Taylor, who moved to Portland, Ore., at the beginning of the year. The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council recommended Kibbie as the city’s second poet laureate.

Kibbie will serve two years, which includes creating a poem for the Mount Vernon Memorial Day event and hosting one public event that has to do with poetry each year as well.

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