While forty-two U.S. states have an official poet laureate or state writer, only five states—Indiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, and Tennessee—have an official state poem.
This guide provides access to the full text of each of these
poems. In addition, Paul Ott's poem "I am Louisiana," which was named the official "cultural poem" of Louisiana in 2006 (RS 49:155.6), can be accessed here.
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