Yesterday Marni Soupcoff had a column in the National Post which revealed Toronto had hired a left-wing activist to serve as the city's "poet laureate."
This led me to write the following letter to the editor, which was published in today's paper:
Re: A Job No Outspoken Poet Would Want, Marni Soupcoff, Oct. 8.
So Toronto is paying Marxist and militant feminist Dionne Brand a cool $30,000 to act as the city's "poet laureate."
It's news like this which makes me wish I could hire a poet laureate of my own.
I need somebody to help me find a phrase which rhymes with "ridiculous waste."