Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Poetry, Past and Present

Watch Elizabeth Alexander read her poem during the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.

While you're at it, go a little further back.

Read Maya Angelou's poem read at the 1993 Presidential Inauguration, and watch her read it.

Read Miller Williams' inaugural poem.

Read the story of Robert Frost's poem read (or not) during the 1961 Presidential Inauguration. Then read the poem.

And while you're at it, check out this video about the Henry Ransom Center. Very cool. (It has nothing to do with Inaugural Poetry, but it's still very interesting.)

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