The Associated Press reports:
Poets see Obama Inauguration Possibilities
John F. Kennedy was the first American president to include a poet in his inauguration, and Bill Clinton was only the second. Now, poets and poetry lovers around the United States are hoping that Barack Obama, known for his own skillful use of language, will be the third.
"Speculation is rife in the poetry world," says Tree Swenson, executive director of the Academy of American Poets. "Given that he is so eloquent himself and so tuned to words, the assumption is that, of course, he will have a poet at the inauguration."
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