John Taggart is the author of 14 volumes of poetry. From 1969 to 2001, he taught in the English Department and directed the Interdisciplinary Arts Program at Shippensburg University. Taggart’s new book of poems, “Is Music,” will be published in October.
In Pittsburgh, a special program offers foreign writers whose lives are endangered to get a new start and write freely. Continue reading
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh is a six-year-old program that provides shelter to foreign literary writers who have encountered dangers in their homeland. Watch online exclusive videos of the writers reading their work.
Matthew Zapruder is the author of three collections of poetry: “American Linden,” “The Pajamaist” and “Come On All You Ghosts” (Copper Canyon, Fall 2010). He is editor for Wave Books and teaches in the low residency MFA program at UC Riverside-Palm Desert.
Austin Kleon is a Texas-based poet, writer, cartoonist and designer. He’s found a playful way of making poetry from discarded newspapers, as demonstrated in his new book “Newspaper Blackout.” Jeffrey Brown reports as part of the NewsHour’s poetry series. Continue reading
Austin Kleon is a Texas-based poet, writer, cartoonist and designer. He’s found a playful way of making poetry from the newspaper. His first book, “Newspaper Blackout,” was published this summer.