By Associated Press – – Photo: University Of New Mexico.

Photo: Levi Romero was chosen as the state’s inaugural poet laureate.

Santa Fe – New Mexico has chosen as its first poet laureate a bilingual Spanish-English writer and Chicano studies professor who will create a podcast of his encounters with wordsmiths and performers. Levi Romero, a native of Dixon in the Embudo Valley of northern New Mexico, has won a long list of regional awards for publication of his free-verse poetry.

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