A new state song?

Maya Angelou spoke this evening at Drake University.  She recited two poems, one of which was “The Health Food Diner.”  It is a celebration of meat — steak, roast, breaded veal, etc.

At the conclusion of her speech, Drake University president David Maxwell came on stage to formally thank Angelou and said of the meaty poem: “I am going to call Governor Culver and recommend that it be adapted as our state song.”  The crowd applauded and laughed.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.