October 01, 2009

Crow poet laureate

Gazette Opinion:  Real Bird will work to bring poetry to lifeA rancher, former rodeo cowboy and neighbor is Montana's newest poet laureate, a choice we applaud.

Gov. Brian Schweitzer appointed Henry Real Bird of Garryowen as the state's third poet laureate, succeeding Greg Pape, whose term expired.

The governor was effusive in his praise in naming Real Bird to this position:

"Our heritage, our lives and our way of life in this great state are often expressed through poetry, and the work of Henry Real Bird brings so much of Montana to life. This is a unique opportunity to bring poetry to the people of Montana."
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Choctaw Poet Laureate and Momaday the Poet Laureate.

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