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Inauguration Poem

Richard Blanco: The High, Low and... the Middlebrow!

Khanh Ho | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Khanh Ho

Everybody turns their nose at an inaugural poem. Everybody makes sure to come back for Beyonce... and this lead me to wondering if there was a place for the middlebrow. If so, what is the middlebrow? Let me explain.

Inauguration Poem Pays Homage To American Experience

AP | Posted 03.23.2013 | Books

WASHINGTON — Poet Richard Blanco has delivered an inaugural poem paying homage to the American experience. Blanco, at age 44 the youngest ever ...

Contribute to the Unofficial Inaugural Poem

John Lundberg | Posted 03.22.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

Organizers have asked us (!) to harness our most patriotic and poetic instincts (!) with the hashtag #prezpoem. At times, we might come off as a little too earnest, and we might go a little crazy with our adjectives, and we might not even take the time to spell "thru" correctly, but don't judge us.

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.

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...