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Introduced by: Gregg


        A RESOLUTION honoring Joyce Brinkman as Indiana's poet laureate.

Whereas, Joyce Brinkman is a citizen whose strong Hoosier roots include five generations of family living in Indiana;

    Whereas, Joyce Brinkman developed a love of politics and poetry from her earliest days;

    Whereas, Joyce Brinkman practiced politics in Indiana and served in Indiana government for 25 years;

    Whereas, Joyce Brinkman, in the time she served as a state representative in the Indiana House of Representatives, always closed the biennial sessions with poetry to honor retiring


    Whereas, Joyce Brinkman displayed her love of the Hoosier state and poetry by sharing her poems in the State House chapel and at the inauguration of state officials;

    Whereas, Joyce Brinkman's poetry has been published in newspapers and books; and

    Whereas, Joyce Brinkman has written and taught writing since retiring from Indiana government: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives wishes to make it known that because of her love of politics and poetry, her deep appreciation and understanding of the unique character of the Hoosier experience, her commitment to preservation of Indiana's natural landscapes, and the proclamation of its beauty through poetry, Joyce Brinkman is declared to be an Indiana poet laureate.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to Joyce Brinkman and her family.


HR 1553/DI 84



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