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Elizabeth Alexander Inaugural Poem

Follow the Artists to Our New Democracy

Tanene Allison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tanene Allison

It was a poet who gave our nation, and new President, the words that led to our visioning of how this time of potential and possibility could become real.

A Closer Look At The Inaugural Poem

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

I hope that, like me, you enjoyed Elizabeth Alexander's reading of her poem "Praise Song for the Day." I've gone back to read it again since the inau...

Reflections on "The Poem"

Ben Rosen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Rosen

Let's compare Elizabeth Alexander's poem with one written for an earlier president. I dug up the 77-line poem, "Dedication", that Robert Frost wrote for JFK's 1961 inauguration.