The rhyme's the thing — official state poem proposed

By JORDAN BRADLEY
Capital News Service
LANSING — Michigan could be the sixth state to adopt an official poem. Written by Millie “the Chiseler” Miller, “Hand of Michigan” is short and sweet, referencing much of Michigan’s majestic Mother Nature. “God knitted a mitten of wood, rock and lime,
Made a foundation to last through all time. He planted his palm with Hemlock and pine,
Then blessed it with rain and sunshine. In all the world there’s no other land
That God himself patterned from his own hand!

East Lansing hosts the Poetry Out Loud Michigan championship

By Dominique Oden
Entirely East Lansing staff writer

Roses are red, violets are blue, and Poetry Out Loud is coming to a city near you. This year’s Poetry Out Loud Championship will be hosted in East Lansing on Feb. 22 and 23. This program is open to the public and will take place at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center starting at 1 p.m. on the 22nd and at 9 a.m. on the 23rd. “It is a statewide competition that currently has 50 schools involved with 37 students participating and it gets slightly higher every year,” said Kate Bartig, communications officer at the Michigan Humanities Council.