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Starting Today
100 Poems for Obama's First 100 Days

 

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Starting Today
100 Poems for Obama's First 100 Days

Cornelius Eady (Contributions)
Mark Doty (Contributions)
Mark Bibbins (Contributions)
Craig Arnold (Contributions)
Elizabeth Alexander (Contributions)
Marvin Bell (Contributions)
Arielle Greenberg (Editor)
Rachel Zucker (Editor)
Rita Dove (Foreword)

 

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ISBN: 9781587298714

 

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Contains 100 poems written during - and responding to - Barack Obama's first 100 days in office. This work documents the political and personal events of those crucial days through a variety of contemporary poetic voices, from the ebullient to the admiring, from the pithy to the loquacious.


And could we get them to respond overnight, so that our project would coincide with Barack Obama beginning his job? Yes, we could! Poets wrote back immediately and with gusto'. Difficult to categorize but easy to enjoy, the poems in "Starting Today" offer something for every type of poetry reader, from the novice to the seasoned. This smart, timely collection offers a swirling portrait of the American Zeitgeist - a poetic reportage that demonstrates spontaneity, collaboration, immediacy, and accessibility.


 

ISBN 1587298716
ISBN13 9781587298714
Publisher University of Iowa Press
Format Paperback
Publication date 15/03/2010
Pages 210
Weight (grammes) 191
Published in United States
Height (mm) 228
Width (mm) 152