MTV Poetry

Well, this certainly seems right up our alley: John Ashbery has been named the poet laureate of mtvU, the "campus" division of MTV.

Not sure what it means exactly, but it seems like something that certainly can't hurt. They've created these nice little trailers that surprisingly focus on the poems, rather than, I don't know, that kid from Fall Out Boy's eyeliner or something.

MTV is stupid and seems to have blocked them from Youtube, so I can't easily embed them here -- if you click on the link above, you can check em out. Pretty nice, actually.

What do all y'all poets make of this?

On a semi-related note, John Ashbery looks a lot like Creed from The Office. Interesting to note.

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