poetry

  • March 4, 2013  

    Jeffrey Brown profiles David Ferry, a poet concerned with making connections to classical literature. Ferry was recently honored with the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize as well as the National Book Award for poetry. At age 88, he is currently tackling a translation of Virgil’s "Aeneid." Continue reading

  • January 31, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    At 87, Gerald Stern has been writing poetry for a long time and has been one of the nation’s most honored poets. He recently received a new honor for a collection called “Early Collected Poems: 1965-1992″: the prestigious Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress.
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  • January 31, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    At 87, Gerald Stern has been writing poetry for a long time and has been one of the nation’s most honored poets. He recently received a new honor for a collection called “Early Collected Poems: 1965-1992″: the prestigious Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress.
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  • January 22, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Jeffrey Brown talks with Richard Blanco, the poet chosen to read at President Obama’s second swearing-in, about what it means to be a part of the festivities. Blanco, a Spanish born Cuban-American, is the first Latino, openly gay, as well as the youngest poet to ever at a presidential inauguration.
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  • January 22, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Jeffrey Brown talks with Richard Blanco, the poet chosen to read at President Obama’s second swearing-in, about what it means to be a part of the festivities. Blanco, a Spanish born Cuban-American, is the first Latino, openly gay, as well as the youngest poet to ever at a presidential inauguration.
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  • January 18, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    Extended interview, reading: inaugural poet Richard Blanco.
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  • January 18, 2013  

    Jeffrey Brown talks with Richard Blanco, the poet chosen to read at President Obama’s second swearing-in, about what it means to be a part of the festivities. Blanco, a Spanish born Cuban-American, is the first Latino, openly gay, as well as the youngest poet to ever at a presidential inauguration. Continue reading

  • January 9, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Wednesday that Richard Blanco has been chosen to read a poem at President Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 21. Blanco will become the first Hispanic and first gay poet to read at a presidential inauguration. At 44, he is also the youngest poet ever given that task.
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  • January 7, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    James Arthur is the author of “Charms Against Lightning,” a debut poetry collection published by Copper Canyon Press in October. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry, a residency at the Amy Clampitt House and a Discovery/The Nation Prize.
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  • December 25, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Poet A.E. Stallings has lived in Athens, Greece, for the last 13 years. In 2011, she was awarded the MacArthur “genius” award and most recently published a collection titled “Olives,” which includes poems about life — both ancient and modern — in her adopted home. Titos Patrikios is one of the leading poets of Greece. Patrikios bore witness to much of Greece’s turbulence of the last century. He was active in the resistance movement against the German occupation during World War II and was tortured and jailed during the Greek civil war that followed. A comprehensive collection of Patriokios’ poetry was published in English in a volume titled “Lionsgate.”
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