Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Elizabeth Alexander to read at Obama inauguration

Graywolf Press announced today that poet Elizabeth Alexander has been selected to read her work at the inauguration of Barack Obama in January. Personally, I think that's great. (See more about the selection in the Washington Post.) Any chance of having a great American fiction writer join her in the celebration of this historic occasion?

2 comments:

Steve Harkonnen said...

It's too bad that Michael Crichton is no longer with us; he'd have been a good choice.

Clifford Garstang said...

I had in mind someone (a) more literary and (b) with something more important to say than Crichton, but science fiction has its place, too, I suppose.