Town selects ambassador of poetry [US]
Brownsburg -- Brownsburg library officials aren't expecting a revival of the Beat Generation, but they hope that naming the town's first poet laureate spurs interest in the arts and literature. [...]
Evans' first act will be to recite a poem at the dedication of the town's new government center today. The poem, written this week, is "Our Brownsburg. [...]
While bedridden this summer after foot surgery, Evans read the works of three poets who had battled mental illness -- Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell and Anne Sexton.
"I was a little down and I thought it might cheer me up to compare my situation to suicidal poets," she said. [...]
Ha! Every town needs an official poet laureate. Every government and business department, too.