Obama Picks His Poet!

The much-anticipated decision is over: Obama chooses Elizabeth Alexander to be his inaugural poet. Congrats to Alexander who becomes the fourth poet in American history to read at a swearing-in.

On a completely different note, Alexander is currently a professor of African American studies at Yale University. Nice to hear about someone in the neighborhood getting the nod!

Read more from The Washington Post.

Also, you can hear my prof, David Lehman, being interviewed by the BBC on the importance and significance of the inaugural poet. Listen to the complete interview (3:53) here: Download Poetry Lehman interview.

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