1. "Praise Song for the Day", Obama's inaugural poem, by Elizabeth Alexander. I'd provide a video link of Alexander reading it, but that would notably degrade the quality of your experience...

2. Inauguration day in history: a little write-up and poem by Linda Pastan on JFK's inauguration, at which an elderly Robert Frost read. Really good stuff - just don't read the dull explanation of the poem that she includes after it!

3. Oh, and speaking of Obama and poetry: Poems for Obama.

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