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Beats Per Millennium - Cadence Weapon named Poet Laureate of Edmonton

Cadence Weapon named Poet Laureate of Edmonton

Edmonton has named Cadence Weapon its Poet Laureate, replacing the 74-year old University of Alberta professor of comparative literature who previously held the post. Now, Poet Laureate, I know I’m thinking Gwendolyn Brooks when I hear that title. But Cadence Weapon admits: “most of my content is about Edmonton… It’s basically another outlet for the writing I’m already doing, and I can focus it even more now.” And you know, “Roland Pemberton” is a pretty poet laureate sounding name, so he’s got that going for him. His next album, Roquentin, is named after a character in an existentialist novel. So, yeah. Poet laureate. Definitely. Minus ten points for thanking Jack Kerouac in the liner notes to Separation Anxiety.

Posted by Joe Kaiser at May 26, 2009 10:05 PM