|Relient-K on Roosevelt (Alliterate that!)|
As an update on the Poet-Names-the-Car angle, the Research Bureau invited another New York-born poet, Louise Glück, to submit her own ideas. The request must have been lost in the mail (or the imagination), so we took the liberty of extracting a few possibilities of our own from her work. We limited ourself to the selection available on Poets.org.
Here is the Research Bureau's top-five contenders (brands courtesy of RB):
Ford Persephone ("Myth of Darkness")
Chevrolet Solace ("Night Migrations")
Kia Poppy ("Red Poppy")
Toyota Vespers ("Vespers")
Subaru Wanderer ("Persephone the Wanderer")
Some names I liked but the RB nixed based on its extensive marketing research: "Expiation," "Negative Creation," "Witchgrass," "Sex in Hell," and "Frank."