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Elizabeth Alexander
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process


Elizabeth Alexander is the inaugural poet and author of "Praise Song for the Day: A Poem for Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration".

January 20, 2009 NailingEdit

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    • inaugural poet "Praise Song For The Day"
    • read her poem at the inaugural, Stephen will ask how many of her poems can be read by cats
  • poems are not true; they're made up
  • poems should be emotionally true
    • they should feel true
  • mermaids are still singing to Dr. Colbert
  • what's the difference between metaphors and a lie
  • why not say what you mean, instead of dressing things up with flowery language
    • Stephen has a mountain in his pants, not a metaphor
  • they will analyze her poem line-by-line
  • a "Praise Song" is an ode
    • name something we rejoice in
  • occasional poem: poem written for an occasion
    • resonate for the event
  • like the theme to "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome"
    • we don't need another hero ...
  • marked by commonality of experience, not soaring rhetoric that gilds Obama
  • economy about language
  • Stephen's poem suggestion:
    • Hickory dickory dock, we elected a guy named Barack

FactsEdit

  • She is descendant from Royalty, and I mean the White European Royalty, none of that African royalty or an Injun Princess
  • Stephen Colbert and Elizabeth Alexander are distant cousins! (from their white ancestral side). Since she is a brainiac from Harvard she must have inherited her DNA from the French-German Lutheran side of the family.

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