Alfred Lord McClusky was today appointed Poet Laureate of the Wuxi China Expatdom. Gorzo the Mighty announced the appointment at his weekly press conference held at the Milburn Drysdale conference room of Gambay’s Pub in the 1912 Bar District of Wuxi, China.
McClusky, a long time Gambay’s Pub patron, first established a reputation as a poet with his famous odes written on the walls and the stalls of both the men’s and women’s restrooms of the pub. His poem “If I said you had a beautiful bodice, would we trip the light fantastic?” is considered a classic of the genre. It was while using the Gambay’s toilet that Gorzo first encountered McClusky’s odes and became inspired to appoint him poet laureate. McClusky is employed in Wuxi as an English teacher and is also the official Steamer Point ambassador to the WCE.
“The position is strictly honorary,” said Gorzo, “no money from Expatdom coffers will be used for the position. McClusky’s Poet Laureate Sash has been provided by Fred Minkleman, acting in the capacity of private citizen. McClusky will be expected to compose and recite poems for Expatdom occasions and other government events.”