Saturday, November 08, 2008

A President-Elect who Likes Poetry


And what's the book? The collected poems of Derek Walcott

6 comments:

  1. The man has taste! (Did you see the item in the summer about the poems he published as an undergraduate?)

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  2. So we're finally going to have a president who respects poetry!

    Love your blog. And your poetry, too. :)

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  3. Andrew--yes. I'm just thrilled to have poet/poetry fan in the White House.

    Maya-- Thank you for leaving a note. I believe your sister visited recently, say hello to her. I hope all is going well with your new book-- I've been so impressed with your work since Katherine introduced me to it. All the best to you.

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  4. Finally, a president who appreciates literature. No matter how you slice it, it's all good.

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  5. It crossed my mind today to wonder if he picked up a Walcott collection after reading Walcott's poem in response to his election. (I think the poem was in the Guardian.)

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  6. almost more importantly: a first lady in a baseball cap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! W00T!

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