Meet Fresno’s 5th poet laureate: Megan Anderson Bohigian
Fresno has a new poet laureate.
Megan Anderson Bohigian is a local educator, poet, and literary arts organizer.
The Fresno Arts Council announced the nomination. From the press release:
“When I got the call, it didn’t occur to me [it was] about [my] nomination,” Bohigian wrote in an email. “I was quite speechless.”
Although Bohigian is still deciding which topics and literary projects she would like to work on as the incoming City of Fresno Poet Laureate, one thing is certain: “I want everyone in Fresno to know what an extraordinary writing community they have here, and to be proud of it. Writing is solitary. This past year has been a vast exercise in solitude, so this nomination felt like validation, and a leap for me. It was a huge ‘welcome back to the world’ moment.”
She will serve for two years in the honorary role. Previous poets laureate include James Tyner, Lee Herrick, S. Bryan Medina, and Marisol Baca.