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No Place for a Poet at a Banquet of Shame [US]:
Dear Mrs. Bush,

I am writing to let you know why I am not able to accept your kind invitation to give a presentation at the National Book Festival on September 24, or to attend your dinner at the
Library of Congress or the breakfast at the White House. [...]

But I could not face the idea of breaking bread with you. I knew that if I sat down to eat with you, it would feel to me as if I were condoning what I see to be the wild, highhanded actions of the Bush Administration. [...]

Sincerely,

SHARON OLDS
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At 2:28 AM, Blogger Jehza replied:

Someone has taken a cue from Robert Lowell. Well done, Ms. Olds.    



At 6:08 PM, Blogger Bill Hooker replied:

Kudos, Prof Olds.    



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