First off, the exact title since 1986 has been Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. From 1937 to 1985 the title was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. But I'm going to lump them altogether as poet laureates.
And the first one was Joseph Auslander.
Is This The Lark! is my favorite of the Auslander poems I've read. The others, I must say, were lost on me. But this one! It ends with "To think that I should hear and know/The song that Shelley heard, and Shakespeare, long ago!"
- Missed Connections: Traditional Life Milestones Seeking A Millennial by Sarah Gardner in Slackjaw. This, I think, is sophisticated and different.
- Your Cat's Op-ed On Your New Baby by James Klein in Slackjaw. A family member who likes cats a whole lot more than I do referred me to this.
- Sexist Math For Girls So They Can Figure Out How Much Society Hates Them by Kyrie Grey at Jane Austen's Waste Basket. I...loved...this. Loved it.
- Finished reading The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. I had started it last fall, put it aside when some other books turned up, and was motivated to finish it because Kowal led an Off Campus Writers' Workshop workshop today that I'm signed up for. I'll be watching a video tomorrow.