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

  • February 25, 2013    

    Gerald Stern is the author of several collections of poetry and is the winner of numerous awards, including the National Book Award for “This Time: New and Selected Poems” (1998).
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  • January 31, 2013    

    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    

    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    

    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, given to the most distinguished book of verse published in the last two years.
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  • January 22, 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.
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  • January 22, 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.
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  • January 18, 2013    

    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    

    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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