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A guide to resources for introductory literature courses.

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LibGuide for Literature

Welcome to the LibGuide for ENG 115, a resource guide for Wendy Vergoz's students.  This guide will help you navigate resources in the library and online. 

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Inaugural Poem for Barack Obama, plus related links

Read a transcript of Elizabeth Alexander's poem, written for the inaugural ceremony installing Barack Obama as President of the United States on 20 January 2009

2013 - Richard Blanco

CNN coverage of Blanco's Inagural Poem

NBC coverage of Blanco's Inaugural Poem

The text of "One Today"

"Richard Blanco Will Be First Latino Inaugural Poet" - NPR (2013)

Inauguration Poet Richard Blanco Hopes to Offer Words of Unity, Belonging (PBS)

 2009 - Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander's inaugural poem

Praise Song - in stanzas

Elizabeth Alexander's website

Elizabeth Alexander on the Colbert Report

E. Alexander - Biographical information

Related Links

The Butler University Visiting Writers' series

Inaugural Poetry 2009 from NPR - Other inaugural poems -- unofficial, but interesting.  Check out this series of poems provided by NPR

Elizabeth Alexander Reads Her Inaugural Poem

Robert Frost at the 1961 Kennedy Inauguration

Access the video of Robert Frost at the Kennedy Inauguration from our Films on Demand database. The Library of Congress provides background on the reading as well as images of both texts. 

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