What a powerful Inaugural speech, so beautifully delivered! What a disappointing Inaugural poem, so poorly delivered! People began walking away in the middle of it. I don't blame them. American Poetry doesn't need to have such a bland performance as this. Think of the poets Obama could have asked to write and recite a poem for this occasion! I suggest you go to ncpoetlaureate.blogspot.com to read the poems by Albany State University students to read some poetry with life in it, with the kind of rhythm Aretha brought to "My Country 'Tis of Thee..." If only Obama had chosen Cassandra Starr, or Shawn, or "Geno" or any of the others whose poems brought a real voice to me. Or doris davenport, their teacher.
Causes Kathryn Byer Supports
Any environmental causes to keep our Southern mountains and our planet from devastation. Conservation Trust of North Carolina Nature Conservancy ADC,com...