Newbury select board names Velie poet laureate

  • Dianalee Velie's latest collection is "Ever After."

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dianalee Velie has been named the first poet laureate of Newbury. 

She has been a resident of the town for many years and is internationally known for her poetry. 

Velie runs the John Hay Poetry Society at the town library and teaches poetry for the Children’s Literacy Foundation.

A poem written by Velie will be published in the town’s 2016 annual report.

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