Sunday, February 04, 2007

New bullet on my resume: Poet Laureate of Pennsylvania

We had a wonderful presenter at church today, author and poet, Sam Hazo. He had been the poet of Pennsylvania, until the arrival of Gov. Ed Rendell.

He told the story that Ed Rendell, who had been friendly to the arts, nixed the no-pay role of state poet. He got a letter saying that his services were no longer needed. Asking why, he was informed that Ed Rendell thought that every poet in Pennsylvania was a Pennsylvania Poet Laureate.

There was a women from Nantucket...

You too can be a poet laureate of the commonwealth.

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