The Inaugural Poem
While clearly not the event of the day, the poetry world was paying special attention to Elizabeth Alexander this morning, as she was only the fourth poet to deliver a poem during the inaugural ceremony.
The poem will be available in chapbook form from Graywolf on February 6.
Will any of you be buying it?
UPDATE: Many of you have already bought it, it seems, since Praise Song for the Day currently sits atop the Amazon poetry bestseller list (sales rank #181).
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...