Cheers to Simone for putting me on to this:

Laura Bush recently postponed a poetry event at the White House because “some invited guests wanted to turn what is intended to be a literary event into a political forum.” As if literature and politics are independent entities?! One of the poets to be celebrated at the event was Langston Hughes – lord knows he never mixed politics and poetry. Oy!

More info here. More poems here.

posted January 31, 2003 – 7:31 am
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