I love poetry, but the days when it was the primary mode of public discourse are long gone. …
So if a public intellectual is to be honoured for writing on the events of the day wouldn't it be better instead to appoint a Philosopher Royal?
Not bad… but still too 20th-century. Britain needs a Blogger Laureate. More specifically, Britain needs me.
Unless, of course, they go even farther in reform and appoint a Txtr Lrt instead.