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Bucks Laureate announced


Bucks County Community College recently announced Jane Edna Mohler of Peace Valley has been named the 2020 Bucks County Poet Laureate. Mohler was one of 75 entries in the 44th annual contest.

Mohler, whose book of full-length poems Broken Umbrellas was published in 2019, has been a past runner-up in the Bucks County Poet Laureate.

In addition to her book, Mohler’s poems have been published or will soon appear in The Boston Globe, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, U.S.1 Worksheets, River Heron Review, and other journals. She is the 2016 winner of Main Street

Voices poetry competitio­n, a two-time Pushcart

Prize nominee, and a Robert Fraser finalist. Mohler taught English over two summers at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China, and is a school counselor through the Montgomery County Intermedia­te Unit.

A virtual poetry reading and reception honoring Mohler will be held 1 p.m. Nov. 15 on the college’s YouTube channel, She will later receive a proclamati­on from the County of Bucks and a $500 honorarium.

The judges also named three runners-up in the contest Jenny Isaacs, Maureen Connolly and Melinda Rizzo. They have been invited to read during the virtual reception, along with 2019 Bucks County Poet Laureate Mary Jo LoBello Jerome and preliminar­y judge Liz Chang.

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