Missouri’s search for a poet laureate and a ‘lyrical terrorist’

“Jury reads prose penned by ‘lyrical terrorist,'” by Claire Truscott and agencies from Guardian Unlimited, reports on Samina Malik, who dubs herself a “lyrical terrorist.” As a result of her poetry (including a piece called “How to Behead”), Malik received a 9-month suspended jail term for violations of anti-terrorism legislation.


“Search for First Missouri Poet Laureate Continues,” by Laura Spencer from KCUR news, reports that 137 poets have been nominated to be the first Missouri poet laureate. Assuming no other state leapfrogs them, Missouri will be the 42nd state to establish a poet laureate post.


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