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Unread 12-04-2020, 12:27 PM
Michael Cantor Michael Cantor is offline
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Default Rhina Espaillat for Inaugural Poet

There is a strong and growing movement under way to promote Rhina Espaillat - poet, teacher, immigrant from Latin America - as President Biden's Inaugural poet. The attached Open Letter to President-elect Joe Biden - already signed by an impresssive number of well known poets - summarizes our case and provides background info on Rhina, for those who might not already be familiar with her work and background.


We urge you to join this movement. Rhina represents so much that is good about America. Push your congressperson, of course. And shout it from the rooftops!

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Unread 12-05-2020, 01:24 AM
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That sounds like a wonderful idea; I regard Rhina with admiration and affection. Being in the UK I am unable to make a practical contribution to the movement, but I wish you, and it, strength and success.
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Ditto to what Annie said.

It was wonderful to meet Rhina at West Chester.

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Unread 12-05-2020, 10:09 AM
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Wonderful idea. I've emailed and left voicemails for my Congress member and Senators, in case they have an opportunity to register an opinion on the matter. One of my Senators might...

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Unread 12-15-2020, 08:03 PM
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A splendid idea, and I will contribute the strength of my limited arm to the cause...always assuming the whole Inauguration is not sabotaged by Voldemort.
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