Writer-professor Lee Herrick named California poet laureate

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Lee Herrick, a writer and professor based in Fresno with many published works, has been named California's poet laureate. Gov...

November 19, 2022
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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Lee Herrick, a writer and professor based in Fresno with many published works, has been named California's poet laureate. Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Herrick on Friday, citing a body of work that 'explores the diversity and vitality of the California experience.' Herrick, 52, was born in South Korea and adopted when he was 10 months old by parents from Northern California, the Los Angeles Times reported. Formerly Fresno's poet laureate, he teaches at Fresno City College and in the MFA program at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.