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Poetry academy appoints 2 new chancellors

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January 15, 2014 07:09 AM EST | AP


NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy of American Poets has chosen Arizona's poet laureate and a prominent translator as the latest members of its board of chancellors.

Arizona poet laureate Alberto Rios and prize-winning poet-translator Khaled Mattawa ('MATT-eh-wah) have been elected to serve 6-year terms on the academy's 15-member board. Previous chancellors include W.H. Auden, Marianne Moore and John Ashbery.

Founded 80 years ago, the academy is a nonprofit organization that publishes a biannual literary journal and sponsors numerous readings and other events.

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