Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Elizabeth Alexander Is the Inaugural Poet!!!

Wow! Hurray for Cave Canem's own Elizabeth Alexander chosen as the inaugural poet!!

From the Washington Post (may require a password):

After a hiatus of more than a decade, poetry is returning to the inauguration of the American president.

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies announced today that Elizabeth Alexander, a prize-winning poet at Yale University who grew up in Washington, will read at the swearing in next month of President-elect Barack Obama.


Collin Kelley said...

Yep, just posted this myself. Very cool.

Jessica said...

This is the greatest news - what a wonderful choice! I can't wait to see what she comes up with.

Ananda said...

Fantastic news.

Erin Dionne said...

Aw, you were SO CLOSE, Jan! He got the Cave Canem part right, but...

booo. Perhaps for his second term?

Maya Ganesan said...

Awesome! Strong incentive for me to pay more attention to the inauguration - I've never really cared all that much, to be honest.


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