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Obama Poet

Obama Inauguration Poem: David Lehman (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Associated Press is asking famous poets to write poems for Barack Obama's inauguration. The first is from David Lehman. Watch:...

Inaugural Poet Previews Obama Work

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"To have great poetry there must be great audiences, too," Walt Whitman said. He was talking about the quality of a poet's readers. But there is littl...

Elizabeth Alexander: Obama's Pick For Inaugural Poet

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Barack Obama has chosen Elizabeth Alexander to read a poem at his inauguration. A well-regarded poet and professor at Yale, Alexander is also a frien...

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...