KWHW's Eddie D. Wilcoxen Named Oklahoma Poet Laureate
January 18, 2011 at 6:43 AM (PT)
The OKLAHOMA HUMANITIES COUNCIL (OHC) has announced that MONARCH BROADCASTING Country KWHW-A/ATLUS, OK morning personality EDDIE D. WILCOXEN has been named ‘Poet Laureate,’ for the State of OKLAHOMA for 2011 through 2012.
WILCOXEN is widely recognized for landscape design; his home gardens were featured in OKLAHOMA GARDENER MAGAZINE. He is also a three-time national karate champion and established "Kihido Karate," a character-building curriculum emphasizing personal responsibility as the key to personal success. In 1996 he was designated an "Official Olympic Hero" and chosen to carry the Olympic Torch on its historic journey across the U.S., to ATLANTA, GA.
"It was really a thrill to get the call announcing my appointment as ‘Poet Laureate.’ Poetry has been such a source of comfort and inspiration to me that I can't help but feel honored to have the chance to visit and talk to people all across the state. I'm really looking forward to the adventure of sharing stories and poems.”
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