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Poet, author and activist Maya Angelou dies at age 86

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Celebrated author, poet, artist and activist Maya Angelou passed away May 28 at the age of 86. She is known across the globe for her elegant language and passion toward civil rights. Continue reading

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Poetry brings happiness to troubled teens

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A unique program in Seattle teaches teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives to write poetry as a way to triumph over their experiences. Continue reading

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Can Shakespeare Help Reduce Bullying?

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Click to download video Shakespeare may have written his play “The Tempest” some 400 years ago, but it is finding new life in Colorado as…read more

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Understanding Natural Disasters Through Poetry

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Poet and editor Jeffrey Yang has had many occasions to think about humans’ relationships with nature in the past year, with wildfires, floods, tornadoes and…read more

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Kwame Dawes Tells Haitian Stories through Poetry, Reporting

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[Sorry, the video for this story has expired, but you can still read the transcript here.] Nearly one year to the day since a magnitude…read more

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