A Dispatch from Day 23...President's Day is right around the corner. But one President shows up every single day.
Check out "Starting Today: Poems for the First 100 Days", an evolving online collection of poems inspired by Barack Obama's first 100 days in office. Launched the day of the inauguration, the First 100 Days is the idea of writers Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker, who asked ninety-eight other writers to each take on a single day of these first one hundred, and write a timely poem to reflect on each day of grace. The writers involved in the project are asked not to write their poems in advance, but rather, to allow their poems to reflect the date they've been assigned. Read the poems by Major Jackson, Rachel Zucker, Leslea Newman, and Cate Marvin right now.