Did you know that Massachusetts is one of only five states without an official poet laureate? The home of Bishop, Bradstreet, Dickinson, Cummings, Kunitz, Longfellow, Frost, Olson, Sexton, Plath, Lowell… And no poet laureate? Ouch!
A bill to remedy the situation has already passed the state house. Contact the senate Ways and Means Committee to ask that the bill is brought up for a vote, and that we have a Massachusetts state poet laureate.