Poetry at the Inauguration

This is why I love the increasingly collaborative nature of this blog. Nancy Lord just sent a link to this NYT 12/24 story about Elizabeth Alexander, the poet who has been chosen to write a poem that she will read at Barack Obama’s Jan. 20 Inauguration. She is only the fourth poet to be included […]

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Scene last night from Anchorage, Alaska, after the incredible speech by President-Elect Obama: walking from a campaign party through frozen city streets with a growing crowd of friends and acquaintances, including a group of recent African immigrants from Sudan and elsewhere. Sudanese refugees waving American flags and getting hugs from nearly every group of delirious,

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