poetry

  • September 17, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads Elegy,” a poem from her new book “Thrall.”
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  • September 11, 2012  

    Billy Collins was the U.S. poet laureate at the time of the 9/11 attacks. A year later, he wrote "The Names" in honor of the victims. He read the poem before a special joint session of Congress held in New York City in 2002, and reads it again now. Continue reading

  • September 11, 2012   BY Beth Garbitelli  

    Iraq War veteran Hugh Martin has won the first-ever Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award from The Iowa Review, the literary journal announced Tuesday. Martin, a poet and author who served in the Ohio Army National Guard from 2001 to 2007 and spent 11 months in Iraq, submitted a collection of poems about his war experience and his return to civilian life.
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  • September 10, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Michael Robbins is the author of the collection of poems “Alien vs. Predator” (Penguin, 2012). His poems have appeared in several publications, including the New Yorker, Poetry, Harper’s and Boston Review. He reviews books for the London Review of Books and other publications, and music for The Daily and the Village Voice. He lives in Chicago.
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  • August 20, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Joseph Campana a poet, critic and scholar of Renaissance literature. He is the author of two collections of poetry, “The Book of Faces” (Graywolf, 2005) and “Natural Selections,” which won the 2011 Iowa Poetry Prize. He teaches Renaissance literature and creative writing at Rice University.
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  • August 8, 2012   BY Tom LeGro 

    Writer and professor Priscila Uppal is serving as “Poet in Residence” for Canadian Athletes Now, a non-profit group supporting Canada’s athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.
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  • August 8, 2012   BY Tom LeGro 

    Priscila Uppal
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  • August 8, 2012   BY Margaret Myers 

    Writer and professor Priscila Uppal is serving as “Poet in Residence” for Canadian Athletes Now, a non-profit group supporting Canada’s athletes at the 2012 London Olympics. Uppal talks to Jeffrey Brown about her residency and where she’s found inspiration, as well as sharing some of her poetry.
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  • August 8, 2012  

    Writer and professor Priscila Uppal is serving as “Poet in Residence” for Canadian Athletes Now, a non-profit group supporting Canada’s athletes at the 2012 London Olympics. Uppal talks to Jeffrey Brown about her residency and where she’s found inspiration, as well as sharing some of her poetry. Continue reading

  • August 6, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Gibson Fay-LeBlanc is a writer and teacher. His first collection of poems, “Death of a Ventriloquist,” won the Vassar Miller Prize and was published by the University of North Texas Press in 2012. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his family and is working on a novel.
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