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Halifax's new Poet Laureate is SOSA prof

Posted by SOSA Webteam on April 24, 2018 in Community, Awards, News, Events
Dr. Afua Cooper
Dr. Afua Cooper

SOSA and History professor Dr. Afua Cooper was inaugurated today as the seventh Poet Laureate of Halifax. Dr. Cooper is an accomplished poet with five books of poetry to her name. She is also a spoken word poet who has as powerful a presence on the poetry stage as on the written page.

Her new position has been announced in a Halifax city press release, on the Halifax Poet Laureate website, on CBC news, in The Coast, in The Star Halifax, and on Dal News in a brief announcement and a more detailed interview.

Congratulations, Dr. Cooper!  

SOSA is proud to continue rubbing shoulders with Poet Laureates: the outgoing and sixth Halifax Poet Laureate, Rebecca Thomas, graduated with Honours in Social Anthropoloy in 2009 and with an MA in Social Anthropology in 2012, and made a big impact on city politics during her two years in the position.

Read more about Dr. Cooper, Rebecca Thomas and the fifth Poet Laureate, El Jones, in another CBC article based on their appearance on CBC Radio's Information Morning.