What to Do When There’s No Inaugural Poem?

There will be no poem at today’s inauguration. The tradition began at Kennedy’s inauguration with a poem by Robert Frost. I know it’s not an unbroken tradition. Not every president since Kennedy has had an inaugural poet. But this one feels conspicuous. I’m not surprised that there isn’t an inaugural poet. Who would agree to … More What to Do When There’s No Inaugural Poem?

La Casa de Colores

I was reminded recently of the Poet Laureate’s project, La Casa de Colores. It’s this wonderful idea of gathering so many voices together on a single theme. I keep meaning to contribute but haven’t yet. Looking at it again, I was struck by Herrera’s voice: Hello everyone and welcome to La Casa de Colores, my … More La Casa de Colores

Top Ten Books I Naively Suggest I Might Read this Summer

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s post is our TBR summer list. Let’s start off with honesty. I don’t think that I’m going to read ten books this summer. The strange thing after starting grad school is in some ways I read less. Don’t get me wrong, … More Top Ten Books I Naively Suggest I Might Read this Summer