Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I bought a magic goose from a jolly farmer/ This goose laid Barack Obama - A Short History of Presidential Poems

Here's a great article from the NY Times about the ways in which presidents have been immortalized in poetry, from the days of George Washington to today. Most school children growing up became familiar with Walt Whitman's ode to Lincoln "Oh Captain, My Captain," but this article sheds light on poetic tributes to some lesser known presidents. Reading this article may even inspire you to try your hand at some presidential poetry. Let me know what you come up with.

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