Rev Run Applies For Poet Laureate Of Queens

Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons is seeking to become the new poet laureate of Queens, New York.The position does not pay, doesn't come with office space and has been vacant for months.In order to qualify, applicants need to have lived in Queens at some point in their life for at least five years and must write in English.Simmons, who now resides in New Jersey, included lyrics from his holiday hit "Christmas in Hollis" on his application.A decision will be announced in a few weeks. The previous holder of the title was a poet named Hal Sirowitz.