Upon learning of his appointment, Brown said, “It is an honor. I am excited as well about this opportunity to represent both Oklahoma and the cause of poetry for the next two years,” a news release from the humanities council noted.
He also noted that poetry is experiencing a “powerful renaissance” in the United States with stories and lyrics that reach listeners. He hopes as poet laureate he will be introduced to and reconnect with other state artists.
“Not enough people realize what a leading force Oklahoma poets are in this overall movement,” he said. “We have a vibrant poetry community here.”
For examples of Brown's poetry or to request his appearance at poetry readings and community events, go online to www.okhumanities.org.