Elizabeth Alexander to Read at Obama Inauguration
Yale professor and celebrated poet of memory and race Elizabeth Alexander has been selected to read as part of Barack Obama's Inaugural Ceremony in January.
Alexander speculated on poets in the age of Obama in the Poetry Foundation's Obamapoetics podcast last November, and now she joins Robert Frost, Miller Williams, and Maya Angelou on the select list of inaugural poets.
Travis Nichols is the author of two books of poetry: Iowa (2010, Letter Machine Editions) and See Me Improving (2010); and he is the author of two novels: Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder (2012) and The More You Ignore Me (2013). He has contributed to The Believer, Paste, The...