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Earl King: Poet Laureate of New Orleans

Geoffrey Himes, The Bitter Southerner, 2 February 2021

Earl King's lyrical blues and electric stage presence set him apart. But he's never been properly honored as a Louisiana writer who penned songs for Dr. John, the Neville Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimi Hendrix. Geoffrey Himes writes this remembrance of King who died in 2010 and would have turned 87 on Feb. 7. New Orleans doesn't have a poet laureate, may we suggest this posthumous honor for the King?

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