“Print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre or approach.” Those were the ambitious words written 100 years ago by Harriet Monroe when she founded Poetry, now the oldest monthly journal devoted to verse. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the magazine’s editor, poet Christian Wiman, about a new anniversary collection. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown previews “The Waiting Room,” a documentary that goes behind the scenes of an Oakland hospital’s fight to survive in the recession and juggle patient needs that range from basic to life-threatening. Director Peter Nicks set out to profile a community but ended up with a larger story about health care in the U.S. Continue reading
World markets were shaken Tuesday by new fears that the European debt deal might come unglued. Jeffrey Brown discusses the move with a reporter in Athens and a market analyst. Continue reading
After a tornado destroyed a third of the city in May, some residents of Joplin, Mo., are finding that earlier pledges to rebuild aren’t going as planned. Jeffrey Brown reports from Joplin on how art is helping some heal and how some people looking to rebuild homes, businesses and playgrounds are running into stumbling blocks. Continue reading
Zbigniew Brzezinski, a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the state of diplomacy in the Middle East as Palestinians push for statehood. Continue reading
Philip Levine, a former auto worker who became a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, was named Wednesday as the next poet laureate of the United States. Jeffrey Brown profiled Levine last year. Continue reading
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