Sunday, March 21, 2010

where do poems come from?

As it turns out, they come from baby's nap time according to Brooklyn's Poet Laureate Tina Chang: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/03/21/nyregion/21poet-ss/index.html.

Yes, it did occur to me that the real Brooklyn would never have a Poet Laureate, or if she did, it would be some guy in the cheap seats of right field cursing out his "bums," the Dodgers.

Well, I suppose the Dodgers have been gone for over fifty years, but wouldn't today's Brooklyn have about 10,000 Poet Laureates? How did they choose just one?

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