poetry

  • September 16, 2013   BY Margaret Myers  

    Meena Alexander’s latest collection of poems, “Birthplace with Buried Stones,” will be published Sept. 30, 2013. Alexander is an English professor at the City University of New York and teaches at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her volumes of poetry include “Illiterate Heart” (winner of the EN Open Book Award), “Raw Silk” and “Quickly Changing River.”
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  • September 12, 2013   BY newsdesk 

    “My own journey in becoming a poet began with memory — with the need to record and hold on to what was being lost” Thursday on PBS NewsHour, Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and the NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown launch “Where Poetry … Continue reading

  • September 12, 2013   BY Molly Finnegan 

    PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown, right, and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, center right, launch the series “Where Poetry Lives.” Their first stop: Brooklyn. Photo by Anne Davenport/NewsHour “A short walk in the park, a sax, a lot of poetry: Memories … Continue reading

  • Poetry Series Poetry Project Helps Dementia Patients Live in the Moment
    September 12, 2013   BY Margaret Myers 

    In our new series, “Where Poetry Lives,” Natasha Trethewey, poet laureate of the United States, and Jeffrey Brown spends time at the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project in Brooklyn. The international program works with people with dementia to try to trigger memory by playfully engaging with language.
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  • September 12, 2013   BY Natasha Trethewey 

    U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey kicks off the “Where Poetry Lives” tour with NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown in New York. Photos by Anne Davenport Editor’s Note: PBS NewsHour kicks off a special poetry series with U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. “Where … Continue reading

  • Poetry Project Helps Dementia Patients Live in the Moment
    September 12, 2013  

    In our new series, "Where Poetry Lives," Natasha Trethewey, poet laureate of the United States, and Jeffrey Brown spends time at the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project in Brooklyn. The international program works with people with dementia to try to trigger memory by playfully engaging with language. Continue reading

  • September 11, 2013   BY News Desk  

    PBS NewsHour kicks off a special poetry series with Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. “Where Poetry Lives” features Trethewey and NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown. The pair will be on-location, reporting on issues that matter to Americans through the framework of poetry. In … Continue reading

  • September 11, 2013   BY News Desk  

    Poet Billy Collins reads “The Names,” his tribute to the victims of 9/11 and their family members. This video was part of the NewsHour’s coverage of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

  • August 30, 2013   BY Margaret Myers 

    World-renowned poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney died at age 74 in his native Ireland after a brief illness. Jeffrey Brown looks back on an interview he did with the poet two years ago, when Heaney reflected on his life and work and read a section from his poem, “Album.”
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  • July 11, 2013   BY NewsHour Poetry Series  

    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. His poem — simply called “Massacre” — was an angry, howling rant against the government and a plea for support for the fledgling pro-democracy movement.
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