Poets Attend White House Event
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts poets James Tate and Dara Wier were invited to the White House recently to take part in a cultural event hosted by President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton. The "celebration of American creativity through poetry" featured Poets Laureate Robert Pinsky, Robert Hass, and Rita Dove and took place in the East Room of the White House, April 22. The Poets Laureate, along with President and Mrs. Clinton and members of the audience, read poems they had selected as particularly illustrative of the American voice in poetry.