Monday, January 21, 2013

Inauguration was high-profile moment for poetry

Among ceremonies and pomp surrounding the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama for his second term, the news that resonated most with me was that Obama’s inauguration would be a high-profile moment for poetry.

In the words of Yale University professor and poet Elizabeth Alexander as quoted by Digital First Media, “[W]e bring the nation’s great poets, musicians and singers to Washington, D.C., for an outdoor celebration of democracy in the middle of January.”

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