We like the word “convergence.” It evokes the thought of harmonic convergences, of stars aligning. In this case, the harmony will be the rhythm of language and the stars aligning will be poetic ambassadors, as nineteen poets from various states descend on Lawrence, Kansas for the first convergence of state poets laureate. Also attending will be recent United States poet laureate Ted Kooser, who will give a reading Sunday. There has also been talk of a poets-laureate anthology.
Remember our earlier post about states with open or absent poet-laureate positions? Once again, we remind you to apply for those positions or peaceably protest in the streets, respectively. When the moon is in the seventh house and all fifty states have poets laureate, who knows what an amazing age will come about?