Performing Poet
Mona Lisa Saloy
Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy performed for two United States Presidents.

Performance in Philadelphia 2006

The National Constitution Center commissioned Mona Lisa Saloy to compose a verse entitled "We," the most important word in our constitution for the occasion of the recipients of the Liberty Medal.

The 2006 Liberty Medal Recipients were President William Jefferson Clinton and President George H.W. Bush Sr.
The live NBC broadcast captures the standing ovation in Philadelphia.  The poem was subsequently published in Konch journal online and is included in the new collection, Second Line Home, New Orleans Poems.
An audio of the live NBC broadcast of this event with Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy performing her original poem, "We," for Presidents Clinton and Bush Sr. is available from Truman State University Press online at: