poetry

  • October 25, 2013    

    Humor wasn’t always integral to Billy Collins’ poetry. The former U.S. poet laureate thought he had to be serious, or at least “pretend to be serious.” Collins stopped by the NewsHour recently to speak with chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about his new collection and capturing everyday life in a poem.
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  • October 23, 2013    

    In addition to workshops and classes, InsideOut hosts poetry readings throughout the city. The NewsHour recently attended one at the Dell Pryor art gallery in Midtown Detroit. Here are Patty Lare, and two InsideOut alumni — Terrell Morrow and Justin … Continue reading

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    Natasha Tretheway and Jeffrey Brown visit with students at InsideOut, a Detroit-based literary arts project that exposes children to poetry. Photo by Mary Jo Brooks. Journeying to Detroit a few weeks ago I felt much as I did the first … Continue reading

  • October 23, 2013    

    In addition to workshops and classes, InsideOut hosts poetry readings throughout the city. The NewsHour recently attended one at the Dell Pryor art gallery in Midtown Detroit. Here are Patty Lare, and two InsideOut alumni — Terrell Morrow and Justin … Continue reading

  • October 23, 2013    

    Natasha Trethewey and Jeffrey Brown visit with students at InsideOut, a Detroit-based literary arts project that exposes children to poetry. Photo by Mary Jo Brooks. Journeying to Detroit a few weeks ago I felt much as I did the first … Continue reading

  • October 23, 2013   BY  

    InsideOut brings writers to Detroit public schools to encourage students to express themselves. Writer Peter Markus asked his class at Marcus Garvey Academy, a K-8 school in east Detroit, the same question that U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey and the NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown are exploring: Where does poetry live? Continue reading

  • October 23, 2013  

    Detroit schools are turning their students into published poets with a little guidance from professional writers and a program called InsideOut. Jeffrey Brown reflects with U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey about visiting the Motor City middle-schoolers and the "sense of power" she witnessed as they found their voices. Continue reading

  • October 21, 2013    

    Poet and veteran teacher Stanley Plumly continues his exploration of personal memories, juxtaposing his childhood with 74 years worth of knowledge and perspective on the world, in his latest collection, “Orphan Hours: Poems.” In addition to his writing, Plumly has … Continue reading

  • October 21, 2013    

    Poet and veteran teacher Stanley Plumly continues his exploration of personal memories, juxtaposing his childhood with 74 years worth of knowledge and perspective on the world, in his latest collection, “Orphan Hours: Poems.” In addition to his writing, Plumly has … Continue reading

  • October 21, 2013    

    Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey visits the New York Memory Center, a community-based nonprofit designed to help people experiencing memory disorders. How does poetry play a role in Americans’ lives? That’s the question PBS NewsHour is exploring over the next year. … Continue reading