"Missouri to Appoint Poet Laureate," from Kansas City infoZine, reports that Gov. Matt Blunt announced the creation of an official Missouri Poet Laureate post. Nominations for the post will be accepted through December 1, 2007.
Of special interest, Jay Barnes of the governor's staff wrote a 10-line poem to mark the announcement.
For a little more on the new Missouri Poet Laureate announcement, check out "Blunt is seeking Missouri's first Poet Laureate," from the Joplin Independent.