Danielle Pafunda is the author of My Zorba and Pretty Young Thing.
1. What poet should be in Obama’s cabinet, and in what role?
Mina Loy, secretary of Corpses and Geniuses. There is, at this site, an interesting petition for Obama to include a Secretary of the Arts.
2. If you could send Obama one poem or book of poems (not your own), what would it be and why?
Well, if I’m remembering my CNN, Obama took some poetry in college, so I’ll guess he’s familiar with the genre. Still, any one book seems insufficient. Maybe a presidential course reader?