Columbia, MO – Missouri's first poet laureate will have to step aside soon to let another writer take his place. Walter Bargen's two year term as the state's top poetry official ends this month. KBIA's Maureen McCollum has more on Missouri's first poet laureate and how to become the second one.
Missouri poet laureate Walter Bargen read his poem "Poet as Grand Marshall of the Fall Parade."
Interested in becoming Missouri's next poet laureate? Here's a Link to the application on the governor's website to help you get started.