Friday, November 7, 2008

Poetry Friday: The election

There's nothing like a world-changing event to inspire poets! On November 5th, the New York Times asked five poets (John Ashbery, August Kleinzahler, Joshua Mehigan, Mary Jo Bang , J. D. McClatchy) to respond to the election. Read their poems here: The Measure of Democracy. What a great challenge for teachers to give to their students! Need more inspiration? Try Walt Whitman & more at

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