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Already Critiqued :: Inaugural Poem

Carol Rumens, witer for The Guardian.uk Books Blog section, has wasted no time in critiquing Elizabeth Alexander‘s inaugual poem, with the headline including her first criticims: “praise poem was way too prosy.” She goes on to give a clear assessment of the work in the tradition of praise poems, but also in the context of the event itself. Her overall view: good, but not as good as it could have been.

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