Obama spotted carrying poetry book

Nov. 8, 2008 at 12:54 PM
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CHICAGO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama was carrying a book of poems while leaving the Chicago school of his daughters, witnesses say.

The U.S. senator, fresh off his Election Day victory, presumably had time to enjoy some poetry while visiting his daughters' school Friday, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.

While the Illinois Democrat was not spotted reading the book of poems by Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, he personally carried the new-looking book to an awaiting car.

The book, "Collected Poems 1948-1984," is a 500-page collection of some of the West Indies poet's works.

The book carried by Obama contains works written by the 1992 Nobel prize winner for literature that were previously published in his seven published books of verse, the Telegraph said.

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