- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The fatal Ferguson police shooting has led to renewed interest in the appointment of a St. Louis poet laureate who would help boost the role of the literary arts.

KWMU-FM (bit.ly/1qj4CL0 ) reports the city’s Board of Alderman will consider a proposal Friday to create the poetry post.

Board President Lewis Reed says the early August shooting of 19-year-old Michael Brown has given greater urgency to a proposal that has been brewing for months.

City leaders hope to have an official St. Louis poet in place to honor the 250th anniversary of St. Louis later this year.


Information from: KWMU-FM, https://www.kwmu.org

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