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Monday, May 16, 2011

President and Michelle Obama Celebrate Poetry at the White House

Last Wednesday, May 11, the White House hosted a “Celebration of American Poetry,” an all-day event that included an afternoon poetry workshop led by First Lady Michelle Obama

“Whenever our nation has faced a great tragedy,” President Obama said at the ceremony, “whether it was the loss of a civil rights leader, the crew of a space shuttle, or the thousands of Americans that were lost on a clear September day — we have turned to poetry when we can’t find quite the right words to express what we’re feeling.”

For more information on poetry in the United States, visit the Poetry Foundation

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