Poet Laureate of Illinois: Kevin Stein: Bradley University’s Kevin Stein is the Poet Laureate of Illinois. This excellent site includes Mr. Stein’s work as well as the work of other Illinois poets. As the sites notes, “An ambassador for poetry, the Laureate promotes citizens’ awareness of poetry as well as heightens their appreciation of the art form. In sum, the Laureate strives to forge a meaningful communion between poetry and the state’s populace.” You can checkout a number of Mr. Stein’s works from the MVCC library. Here is the listing of Mr. Stein’s works.