Rev. Run Wants To Be Queens’ Poet Laureate

The New York Post reports famed Queens rapper Joseph ‘Rev. Run’ Simmons of Run-DMC wants to be the borough’s new poet laureate. “Run-DMC is synonymous with Queens and rap,” he told The Post’s Jeremy Olshan. “Naturally, I’d be honored to take the job.” Will the stodgy committee consider Simmons’ work as on par with that of Walt Whitman or W.B. Yeats? “We’re not going to throw out his application,” said David Cohen, the 94-year-old Queens College librarian managing the search.

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