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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inaugural Verse | n 1

The award-winning Elizabeth Alexander was a safe choice. Her poem was and had to be (ahem) accessible to the "masses." It was also totally unsurprising, shallow, cliche-ridden and uninspiring, exhibiting a dearth of delight in, and dexterity with the English language. (At least she didn't mention God or Our Lord, I think (I wasn't riveted to my sofa). I mean, practically everyone else did during and aft: such a God-fearing country. Ho hum. Ho ho hum. Hum drum.

Well, so here's someone else's discussion of Ms. Alexander's "poetry."

Inaugural Verse | n 1

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