According to the State Poet Laureates list, Indiana is the most literary. Why? Because they have not one, but two state poets. Apparently, Indiana’s state poet was traditionally appointed by the Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs, an honor currently held by Carol Ogdon Floyd. However, in 2005 the state created an official position of Poet Laureate. Interestingly, they did not choose to give the job to Carol Ogdon Floyd, but instead installed Joyce Brinkman.
Who are the least literary? Arizona, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington don’t have state poets at all, although Hawaii has a state writer.