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Michigan senator hopes to establish state poet

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Bob Seger, Michigan poet laureate?

Sen. Thaddeus McCotter said he plans to introduce a bill establishing an official state poet to be appointed by Gov. John Engler. Michigan is among 13 states without a poet laureate.

"We're a hardworking Midwestern state, but we're smart, too," McCotter said in Lansing. If approved, the poet would take part in state ceremonies and help foster appreciation of poetry.