Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Of wit, an iota / In Minnesiota

Poetry lovers, please take a moment to read the text of the latest bill in Minnesota that would create a state poet laureate. (Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, vetoed a similar bill in 2005, saying the state didn't need "a state mime, interpretive dancer or potter" either.)

The Loft Literary Center offers good background on the bill, while posters to the Walker Art Center blog already are deliberating whether the bill would mandate rhymes or allow the writing of free verse as an implied power.

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