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Elizabeth Bishop. Laurence Ferlinghetti. Sarah Palin? Yup, there's a movement afoot to make the hottest gov from the coldest state...poet laureate. Argues Julian Gough, "A great poet needs to leave open the door between the conscious and unconscious; Sarah Palin has removed her door from its hinges. A great poet does not self-censor; Sarah Palin seems authentically innocent of what she is saying. She could be the most natural, visionary poet since William Blake." Here's a Palin haiku, courtesy of Slate: These corporations / Today it was AIG/ Important call, there. Click for the full, ahem, oeuvre. [New Yorker via Prospect, Slate]


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