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  • 2009Inauguration

    Inaugural PoetsBy Ravi Shankar

  • Athisinauguration,PresidentTrumpdidnotincludeapoetintheprogram.In

    fact,therehaveonlybeenfiveinauguralpoetsthroughoutAmericanhistory.

    Takealookatthefivepoets,andthepresidentsthatchosethem,below!

  • ROBERT FROSTspoke at the

    inauguration of JOHN F. KENNEDY

    in 1961.

    He was the firstinaugural poet!

  • MAYA ANGELOUspoke at the

    inauguration of BILL CLINTON

    in 1993.

  • MILLER WILLIAMSspoke at the

    inauguration of BILL CLINTON

    in 1997.

  • ELIZABETHALEXANDERspoke at the

    inauguration of BARACK OBAMA

    in 2009.

  • RICHARD BLANCOspoke at the

    inauguration of BARACK OBAMA

    in 2013.

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    http://ravishankarpoet.com/