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January 20, 2009

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Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

This poem was very moving and probably resonated with many of the listeners. I loved that an inaugural poet was selected again and that she read a compelling, and timely piece. Horray for poetry and for Alexander. I'm kind of shocked that the poet laureate wasn't asked to read...isn't that one of the perks?!

Ti

Thanks for including the poem. I loved that line as well.

Kendra Ann Thomas

Simple, elegant, and relevant. She could not have done better.

Alice Shapiro

The poem was wonderful. It was great to have poetry as part of the Inauguration. Perhaps it will bring a new interest in reading poetry to the country.

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