Saturday, December 20

The Inaugural Poet

Cave Canem still remains a dream deferred for me. *BIG sigh* But the light of one of their teacherpoets will be seen by the masses on Inauguration Day. Barack chose Elizabeth Alexander as the Inaugural Poet. Ms. Alexander, who wrote
Poetry is what you find
in the dirt in the corner,

overhear on the bus, God
in the details, the only way

to get from here to there.

words I've tucked into my mind for safekeeping, is direct, striking.
I'm happy for us, and I'm anticipating the words she will be speak on stage, to somanypeoplemygod next month.

1 comment:

GirlGriot said...

It's wonderfully cool, isn't it? I can't wait to hear what she will write!