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The Day Maya Angelou Was the Poem

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
Gabrielle Burton

She stood with enormous dignity, addressing the world with eloquence and grace, her multicultural poem "On the Pulse of Morning" offering inclusiveness, possibility, forgiveness, and above all, hope. She had done more than survive, she had prevailed.

The Hazards of an Inauguration Sans Poetry

Purvi Shah | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Purvi Shah

When we do have poetry ringing from austere offices, what do we gain? If the launch of our progress comes from the incantations of a poet, so be it. After all, who better than a poet to turn a last word into our first step?