Poetic License

Award-winning IUPUI professor Karen Kovacik, who teaches English and creative writing in the School of Liberal Arts, is this year’s Indiana State Poet Laureate. She’ll serve a two-year term in that role, promoting poetry as an art form that helps shape culture throughout the state. She plans to write a poetry-related blog, create downloadable poetry toolkits for the Indiana Humanities Council and sponsor events at schools and libraries throughout the state.