DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper is naming a new poet laureate for Colorado.

The governor is expected to announce his appointment for the position Tuesday morning outside the state Capitol.

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The state’s poet laureate advocates for poetry, literacy, and literature across the state at schools, libraries, and festivals. The appointment lasts four years.

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The current poet laureate is David Mason of Colorado Springs, the co-director of creative writing at Colorado College.

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