Poet Laureate Max C. Wheat, Part III: Open Reading


Maxwell Corydon Wheat Jr. was proclaimed the Poet laureate of Nassau County by its poetry community. The event took place at Cedarmere, the home of William Cullen Bryant in Roslyn Harbor, Long Island. This is part 3 of a series of 3 videos taken at the ceremony of Nassau Poets naming Max Wheat as Nassau County Poet Laureate. The video starts into the reading section and ends abruptly due to technical difficulties.

Also see: Unofficially, controversial poet gets laureate title, Newsday

“Poetry history is being made today,” said Wheat, who traded his signature straw hat for a crown of laurels. “Instead of the government appointing a poet laureate, we are appointing a poet laureate.”

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