This week we welcome Rachel Barenblat as our guest blogger. Rachel holds an MFA from Bennington College. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks (most recently chaplainbook, laupe house press 2006), and is a student in the ALEPH rabbinic program. Follow her own blog, the Velveteen Rabbi. Welcome, Rachel.
Congratulations Elizabeth Alexander, Barack Obama's inaugural poet.
From the BBC . . .
David Lehman speaks about the meaning and importance of the inaugural poet. For the complete interview (3:54), listen here: Download Poetry Lehman interview .
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