poem

  • January 10, 2011   BY Tom LeGro  

    Jennifer Chang is the author of “The History of Anonymity” (Georgia, 2008). A Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Virginia, she co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of Asian American poetry.
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  • January 3, 2011   BY Mike Melia  

    Recently, Kwame Dawes teamed up with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to examine the earthquake in Haiti through poetry. Look for a report on the NewsHour about that project in the coming days.
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  • December 27, 2010   BY Tom LeGro  

    Born in Rutherford, N.J., in 1883, William Carlos Williams was as a revolutionary figure in American poetry, an experimenter, an innovator and one of the principal poets of the Imagist movement.
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  • December 20, 2010   BY Tom LeGro  

    Timothy Donnelly is the author of “Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit” and “The Cloud Corporation,” is a poetry editor for “Boston Review” and a full-time faculty member of the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
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  • December 6, 2010   BY Tom LeGro  

    U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin reads “The Nomad Flute.”
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  • November 29, 2010   BY Mike Melia  

    Christian Wiman is the editor of Poetry magazine and the author of three collections of poems: “Every Riven Thing” (2010), “Hard Night” (2005) and “The Long Home” (1998).
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  • November 22, 2010   BY Mike Melia  

    Terrance Hayes, a poet and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, won the 2010 National Book Award. Here, he reads a poem from his award-winning volume, “Lighthead.”
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  • November 18, 2010   BY Mike Melia  

    Christian Wiman’s new collection of poetry, “Every Riven Thing,” is filled with powerfully profound poems, many of which are deeply personal. He had taken a break from writing poetry for a few years, but a recent diagnosis of a rare cancer propelled his pen back to the page.
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  • November 15, 2010   BY Tom LeGro 

    Nikki Giovanni is the author of several books of poetry, including most recently “Bicycles: Love Poems.” “Nikki-Rosa” is taken from “The 100 Best African American Poems,” edited by Giovanni and published in November.
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  • November 8, 2010   BY Tom LeGro 

    Kim Dower taught poetry for two years at Emerson College, her alma mater, before moving to Los Angeles and founding Kim-from-LA, a literary publicity company that specializes in coaching authors and speakers on how to present themselves to the media.
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