Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. A new memoir about his time in prison called “For a Song and A Hundred Songs” has just been published.
The Library of Congress reappointed U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to a second term on Monday. Though she is not the first in her position to receive the honor of an extended post, the announcement does have special meaning for us at the PBS NewsHour.
On Thursday’s NewsHour: President Barack Obama travels to Mexico with trade, security and immigration on the agenda The fight over access to emergency contraceptives continues as the Obama administration moves to appeal a federal ruling A bloody April for Iraq, … Continue reading
On Monday’s NewsHour: Supreme Court justices consider an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration Then, the banking crisis in Cyprus as European Union leaders call for a tax on saving accounts Israel’s new governing coalition sworn in … Continue reading