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Run runs for poet laureate job in Queens

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by heavyLox, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

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    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40024000/jpg/_40024087_simmonsap_203.jpg'> Hip-hop pioneer Joseph "Run" Simmons, of the rap group Run-DMC, has applied to become poet laureate of the New York borough of Queens, where he was born.

    Simmons helped define the rap sound - which some regard as a form of poetry - with Run-DMC in the 1980s.


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  2. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

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    It seems fitting that a rapper, especially one like Run, be appointed poet laureate. Good luck to him.
     
  3. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    the hell.... why does a neighbourhood need a poet laureate? honestly.. why?

    I can see the President of the Library of congress... but Queens?
     
  4. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

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    queens is a borough, not neighborhood. And it needs/wants a laureate for many reasons, the four basic seem to be; historical, political,economical and educational
     
  5. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

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    poet laureate
    n. pl. poets laureate or poet laureates

    1. A poet appointed for life by a British monarch as a member of the royal household and expected to write poems celebrating occasions of national importance and honoring the royal family.
    2. A poet appointed to a similar honorary position or honored for artistic excellence.
    3. A poet acclaimed as the most excellent or most representative of a locality or group.


    okay... I can see it fit category 3
     
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