Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Arrest Me

“I am hoping to offer language that will give people
a moment of pause...That there is almost a quiet pool
in which they are able to stand and think for a moment.
I think that’s part of what poetry does. It arrests us.”

Elizabeth Alexander on what she hopes to accomplish
by reading her poem at Barack Obama’s inaugural,
January 20, 2009.

--Thanks to Mary N. for sharing this.

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