Sign A Petition To Name The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle U.S. Poet Laureate

john darnielle Sign A Petition To Name The Mountain Goats John Darnielle U.S. Poet Laureate

Unbeknownst to the Mountain Goats‘ frontman John Darnielle, someone out there is really pulling for him. An official government petition has been launched to get Darnielle recognized as a U.S. Poet Laureate.

According to the Library of Congress, “The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress serves as the nation’s official lightning rod for the poetic impulse of Americans. During his or her term, the Poet Laureate seeks to raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry.”

Sounds like something John Darnielle could be pretty good at. The petition reads:

John Darnielle is an American institution. An inspiration to poets, artists and sundry other human beings both in America and world-wide, Mr. Darnielle is a unique voice in modern word and music. For over twenty years, Mr. Darnielle has struggled on our behalf to come to terms with the base instincts of the human psyche. In literature, there is no man more worthy of recognition through the award of U.S. Poet Laureate than John Darnielle.

So do it, Mr. President. Do it!

SIGN THE PETITION HERE