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Paul Muldoon Celebrates Obama Inauguration with a Poem

Posted January 22, 2013

The Bread Loaf connection with presidential inaugurations continues. Fifty-two years after Robert Frost, as the first Inaugural Poet, contributed to John F. Kennedy's swearing-in ceremony, Bread Loaf faculty member, poetry editor at The New Yorker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon was commissioned by Yahoo News to compose a poem on the occasion of Obama's second inauguration. Watch him read his poem "For Barack Obama: his second inauguration" here:

http://news.yahoo.com/paul-muldoon-poem-for-barack-obama-and-his-second-inauguration-000552001.html

In related news, Paul Muldoon plans to return to teach at Bread Loaf for the summer 2014 session.