Columbia Wins A Competition! Go Lions!
Written by Bwog Staff
In the great legacy of great Columbia-affiliated writerly-types, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced today that former professor Jean Valentine will be the next New York State Poet and Mary Gordon, Barnard McIntosh Professor of English, will be State Author. Much like an elected congressman, the two will serve two terms and probably sit on the Subcommittee on Rhyming Injustices. Or something.
A Very Topical “Know Your State Poet and Author” Quiz:
Can you match the book jacket photo to the name of the author?
1. Mary Gordon
2. Jean Valentine
Answers after the jump!