I think it's pretty neat that the White House had a poetry and music gathering last evening. I hope it will be the first of many.
The Washington Post has an article about the event here.
Incidentally, according to Scott Horsley's NPR story, guest reader James Earl Jones considered a selection from Green Eggs and Ham, but read instead from Othello. I say invite him back for the next one, and let him do the Seuss! Wouldn't that be grand to hear? What a voice.
Any of my blog readers six or fewer degrees of separation from any of the poetry gathering performers or attendees? Do tell.