Aren’t “poets” supposed to be controversial? Who wants to listen to a poem about lillies in the wind for more than 5 minutes?
First Lady Michelle chose a nice array of poets, including Common. I think it’s some people’s worst nightmare that one day Michelle will have an all-out “Freaknik” in the White House a la Jones Beach 1997, with barbecued chicken and fried rice for everyone.
It was either Kanye or Common. I bet it makes more sense now!