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Inaugural Poet

Because of Her, I Rise: 5 Lessons Learned from Maya Angelou

Lindsey Mask | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Lindsey Mask

Let us not lessen the impact a single life can have in this world. Like moments in history before today and surely for moments yet to come, this day i...

Inaugural Poet's Homecoming On Friday

Sun Sentinel | Melvin Felix | Posted 04.20.2013 | Miami

The South Florida engineer who became the youngest poet to read at a presidential inauguration -- not to mention the first openly gay, as well as the ...

Eric Cantor On Richard Blanco's Inaugural Poem: 'I Can't Even Tell You What Was Going Through My Mind'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

My piece on Eric Cantor's people power conservatism is up on the site this morning. I toured a private school for low-income students in Petworth yest...

Inaugural Poet For 2013 Announced

Zoë Triska | Posted 01.09.2013 | Home

Today, Richard Blanco was announced as the 2013 Inaugural poet. He will recite a poem at President Obama's swearing-in ceremony on Monday, January 21....

A Poet at the Inauguration

Steven G. Kellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Kellman

Has poetry -- like the environment, health care, disarmament, and civil liberties - become a Democratic monopoly?

Obama's Inaugural Poet Found?

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Young

The speculation is that Barack Obama has found his inaugural poet. Not necessarily Robert Frost or even Robert Pinsky, the nearly anonymous bard rec...

Who Will Be Obama's Inaugural Poet?

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The Associated Press reported last week on a growing expectation in the poetry community that Obama will follow in the tradition of Kennedy, Carter an...