• June 6, 2011    

    Tony Barnstone is a professor of English at Whittier College. He is the author of several books, including “Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki,” which won the John Ciardi Prize. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2011    

    Elizabeth Alexander was born in Harlem, raised in Washington, D.C., and attended Yale University, where she now teaches African American Studies. She is the author of six books of poems, including most recently, “Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010.”
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  • January 10, 2011    

    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    

    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    

    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    

    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    

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

    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    

    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    

    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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