A little local literary news. Brookline, MA is planning on having its own poet laureate for National Poetry Month in April:
“Selectmen voted Tuesday to authorize the Brookline Commission for the Arts to establish the two-year position, which would pay $1,000 in privately donated funds, and to consider applications for the role. The poet laureate’s duties would include composing verses for special events, working with schools, and promoting the literary arts.”
No word here on what the application process is like or what specific events would be held, but I like the idea a lot. I don’t do much in the way of poetry-writing myself, but I’d encourage other local poets to check this out. Sounds like a fantastic opportunity!