Danielle Legros Georges, Boston's official Poet Laureate
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Danielle Legros Georges, a teacher of Creative Arts at Lesley University, is the new poet laureate of Boston. Her four year term will begin in January 2015. Danielle is a widely published poet and translator and a native of Haiti who moved to the United States at age of six with her parents who settled down in Mattapan, amid a small Haitian population, that has since expanded dramatically. She writes on a variety of topics, some of which was created out of her experience as a Haitian diaspora. Her academic area focuses on contemporary American poetry, Caribbean literature and studies, African-American poetry, literary translation, and the arts in education.
She will receive an annual stipend of $2,000 and a fund of $3,000 to arrange programs on "raising the consciousness of Bostonians on local poets". Since her mother died of a prolonged illness, she understands the needs and wants to work on the elder care facilities for senior citizens.