Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NPM 50 State Tour: Michigan

Michigan had a state poet 'til fifty-nine.
When Edgar Guest died, they said, "We'll be just fine.
Do we need an official poet to write verse --
another person we'd have to reimburse?"

The Wolverine State joins nine other states on my Poetic Wall of Shame.

Their state Senate passed a bill in 2005 establishing a state poet laureate position. But it never got through the House.

Here's the low-down on Michigan's tale of poetic apathy.

2 comments:

Mary Lee said...

Love your verse of shame for MI. :-)

Author Amok said...

Thanks, Mary Lee. I was inspired to write a guilt-trip poem for Michigan.