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In 1980, I was 15 years old when Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th president of The United States of America. My European History AP Teacher, Donald Morrison, began to grow a beard. He vowed not to cut it off until Reagan was no longer president. It stayed on his face for eight years.
January 2017: Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of The United States of America. This site is dedicated to posting one poem a week that is directly related to the presidency of Donald Trump. A protest. A commentary. A running rumination on this part of our American story.
This site will be terminated when Donald Trump is no longer President of the United States of America.
Matthew Lippman is the author of six poetry collections. Most recently: His collection Mesmerizingly Sadly Beautiful was the winner of the 2018 Four Way Books Levis Prize. Other collections include, A Little Gut Magic, American Chew, The New Year of Yellow, Salami Jew, and Monkey Bars.
Illustrated Riffs: Anna Spool. Anna is currently an MFA candidate at VCFA in graphic design. More riffs exist here.