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James Longenbach is the Joseph H. Gilmore Professor of English at the University of Rochester. His third book of poems, published in 2007, is Draft of a Letter.
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Many presidential traditions have remained the same over the years, but the inaugural address has evolved. As the nation watches Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, revisit Ted Widmer’s essay on what he found by reading each of the previous addresses.