Author: 12th Street

Lit Bits

“Does being ‘great’ simply mean writing poems that are ‘great’? If so, how many? Or does ‘greatness’ mean having a sufficiently ‘great’ project? If you have such a project, can you be ‘great’ while writing […]

Inaugural Poets

Officially, there have been four: Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams, and Elizabeth Alexander. Frost recited The Gift Outright from memory at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. It’s a poem about place as identity, and a […]