John Meroney, Jr.

John Meroney, Jr. writes from Los Angeles, California.

Latest by John Meroney, Jr. in Chronicles

  • April 1994

    Anatomy of an Inaugural Poem

    Evidence that Maya Angelou may have borrowed from another poem for the one she delivered at Bill Clinton's inauguration was reported in this magazine last December. The White House, having seen the December Chronicles and the subsequent news stories about it, appears to have opted to distance itself from Angelou rather than to defend her.

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  • December 1993

    Maya Angelou's Inaugural Poem: Plagiarized or Inspired?

    When Bill Clinton picked writer Maya Angelou to create and read a poem at his swearing-in ceremony, he was given kudos by the media and academia for the "diversity" and brilliance of his selection.

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