Saturday, January 03, 2009

Poet Chosen for Inauguration

For only the fourth time in history a poet will be reading a poem during the inaugration. President elect Barack Obama has commissioned Elizabeth Alexander to write a poem and recite it during the event.

Alexander is a professor at Yale, where she also graduated after growing up in Washington DC.

The three poets who have previously spoken at an inaugration are Miller Williams
(1997), Maya Angelou (1993), and Robert Frost (1961).

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