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Friday, April 24, 2009

Kiribati, Poet Laureate Of

In 1996, a British student, Daniel Wilson, wrote to the government of Kiribati applying for the post of poet laureate. Although they had never had a poet laureate previously, they offered him the position. However, when he arrived, the islanders did not like the publicity he brought and he had to leave.

(from the Guardian)


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Anonymous said...

This is a short blog. You should have gone more into detail about how it all started and ended, there's more of a story there...

Anonymous said...

Wish this story had the details into how he got there from concept to leaving the island and his thoughts afterwards.