St. Louis Public Radio News
12:37 pm
Mon October 21, 2002

St. Louis Native Steps Down as CA Poet Laureate

Sacremento, CA – A St. Louis native has resigned as California's first official poet laureate.

Quincy Troupe resigned after acknowledging he had lied on his resume about graduating from college.

Troupe had held the term for just four months when a committee in California's State Senate discovered the discrepancy while preparing for his confirmation hearing. He says he attended Grambling College but in fact never graduated.