White House Celebrates Poetry Amid Controversy

On Wednesday, the White House welcomed writers, artists and musicians to observe the importance of poetry. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama invited former United States Poet Laureates Billy Collins and Rita Dove and R&B/soul singer Jill Scott and others to perform their works and illustrate poetry's impact on American culture. The day started with a workshop in the State Dining Room for 77 student poets from all over the country...


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