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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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Writing program helps young Detroiters build community through poetry

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Professional writers are visiting Detroit public schools in an effort to turn students into authors. “I want to build confidence with a pencil in the…read more

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Natasha Trethewey Named U.S. Poet Laureate

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Each year, the U.S. Library of Congress names a new Poet Laureate – a person who is recognized and distinguished for that year as the…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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