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Oregon's Poet Laureate Lawson Inada


After a 16-year gap, the State of Oregon designates a new poet laureate. He’s Lawson Inada, a jazz-loving Japanese-American who spent his childhood in an internment camp. Lawson is Oregon’s fifth poet laureate.

First Broadcast: 2006
Producer: Jessica Martin

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Visit the Oregon Poet Laureate website to learn more about Lawson Inada.

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Bird Painter Jon Janosik; Oregon's Poet Laureate Lawson Inada; Open Studios (804)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #804
Original Broadcast: October 12, 2006