Curtis L. Crisler, a professor in the Department of English and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University Fort Wayne was asked to keep the big news secret from everyone—except his mother—until the official announcement of his selection as the next Indiana Poet Laureate was officially released by the Indiana Arts Commission on Thursday. A few hours later, calls and emails were flooding in.
Below are just a few of the news items that helped spread the word:
WANE 15 | Jan. 31
The Journal Gazette (subscription required) | Jan. 26
wishtv.com (Indy) | digital post
wane.com | digital post