poetry

  • June 10, 2013   BY  

    U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey joins our own Jeffrey Brown in a series of on-location broadcast reports for the NewsHour. Drawing on the poet’s own life experiences, they’ll explore, through the framework of poetry, issues that matter to Americans.
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  • June 10, 2013    

    The Library of Congress reappointed U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to a second term on Monday. Though she is not the first in her position to receive the honor of an extended post, the announcement does have special meaning for us at the PBS NewsHour.
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  • June 10, 2013    

    Charles Hood is the author of “South x South” (Ohio University Press), winner of the 2012 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. His previous books include “Bombing Ploesti” and “Rio de Dios” (Red Hen Press). He has been the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, an Artist in Residency with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and an Artists and Writers grant from the National Science Foundation. He teaches photography and writing at Antelope Valley College, Calif.
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  • June 3, 2013    

    Charles Hood is the author of “South x South” (Ohio University Press), winner of the 2012 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. His previous books include “Bombing Ploesti” and “Rio de Dios” (Red Hen Press). He has been the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, an Artist in Residency with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and an Artists and Writers grant from the National Science Foundation. He teaches photography and writing at Antelope Valley College, Calif.
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  • May 20, 2013    

    This week’s poem comes from Charles Hood. He is the author of “South x South,” winner of the 2012 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. His previous books include “Bombing Ploesti” and “Rio de Dios” (Red Hen Press).
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  • May 14, 2013    

    Jeffrey Brown talks with longtime literary editor Charles Henry Rowell about his passion for promoting undiscovered and underappreciated African-American poets and artists. His latest effort is a new anthology called “Angles of Ascent.”
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  • May 13, 2013    

    Caroline Knox is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including “Flemish” (Wave Books, 2013) and “Quaker Guns” (Wave Books, 2008), which received a Recommended Reading Award 2009 from the Massachusetts Center for the Book.
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  • May 13, 2013    

    Jeffrey Brown talks with longtime literary editor Charles Henry Rowell about his passion for promoting undiscovered and underappreciated African-American poets and artists. His latest effort is a new anthology called “Angles of Ascent.”
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  • May 13, 2013   BY  

    For nearly four decades, Charles Henry Rowell has been a talent scout of sorts, looking for young and often ignored African-American artists. His latest project is a Norton anthology of contemporary black poets called “Angles of Ascent.” Watch some of those poets read their poems.
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  • May 13, 2013  

    Jeffrey Brown talks with longtime literary editor Charles Henry Rowell about his passion for promoting undiscovered and underappreciated African-American poets and artists. His latest effort is a new anthology called "Angles of Ascent." Continue reading