April 17, 1987

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1987 New Yorker Richard Wilbur was appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States. This was quite the upset pick as Tyrone Greene of New Jersey was the favorite with his heartfelt poem, “Kill My Landlord”. When Mr. Greene was interviewed about his not receiving the Poet Laureate, he replied that he was working on a new poem titled, “I’m Gonna Shiv That Dick Wilbur” and that in 8 to 10 years with good behavior he’d probably be able to finish his research into his new poem.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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