Joan Houlihan has published three books, including “The Us” (2009, Tupelo Press). In 2004, she founded the Concord Poetry Center, and in 2006 she established the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference for advanced writers. She teaches at Lesley University’s low-residency M.F.A. in Creative Writing program.
Joy Katz is the author of two poetry collections, “The Garden Room” (2006, Tupelo Press) and “Fabulae” (2002, Southern Illinois University Press). She teaches in the graduate writing program at the University of Pittsburgh and is an editor-at-large for Pleiades.
“Life on Mars,” Tracy K. Smith’s third book, explores the cosmos through words. The Princeton creative writing professor and poet reflects on the relationship between our lives and the universe at her Brooklyn home. Continue reading
Wyatt Prunty’s poem, “The Returning Dead,” is a response to the NewsHour’s Honor Roll of service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The poem first aired in 2006. Continue reading
Former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky has written many books of and about poetry, including most recently, “Selected Poems.”
Much of former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky’s writing has focused on American life. Pinsky takes a look back at his career with NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown.