Presidents’ Day: Obama Inaugural Poem

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As part of the First 100 Days events, English Prof Doug Green is organizing a multi-voice reading of Elizabeth Alexander’s short but beautiful “Praise Song for the Day” ( ), the poem Alexander composed for President Obama’s First Inauguration. But to do so we need voices–your voice included.

Green is divvying up stanzas to groups who want to read in unison. Students, staff, and faculty interested in participating, please contact him ASAP (MEM 223, x1187, And even if you don’t want to ‘perform,’ come listen and shout out the incredible, unifying last stanza with us–12:15-12:30 pm on Monday, 20 Feb. (Presidents’ Day) in the OGC Atrium.