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Writing program helps young Detroiters build community through poetry


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

Natasha Trethewey Named U.S. Poet Laureate


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

Understanding Natural Disasters Through Poetry


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

Nicaraguan Poet Explores Universe, Cosmos in New Works


Spanish poet Ernesto Cardenal is one of Latin America’s best-known writers, but he has also been one of its most controversial. During the Nicaraguan revolution,…read more

Kwame Dawes Tells Haitian Stories through Poetry, Reporting


[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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