poetry

  • July 30, 2012    

    Patricia Smith is the author of five volumes of poetry, including “Blood Dazzler,” a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, “Teahouse of the Almighty,” a National Poetry Series selection, and most recently “Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah.” She is a professor for the City University of New York and a Cave Canem faculty member.
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  • July 16, 2012    

    Eavan Boland is one of Ireland’s most prominent poets. Her poems often examine the lives of women, looking at larger cultural issues through the lens of the details of everyday life. She’s published more than 10 books of verse, most recently, “New Collected Poems.” She is also professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Stanford University.
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  • July 9, 2012    

    Tracy K. Smith’s poem is from her book “Life on Mars” (2011, Graywolf Press), which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry earlier this year. She is the author of two other collections of poetry: “Duende” (Graywolf, 2007), winner of the 2006 James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets, and “The Body’s Question” (Graywolf, 2003), winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith is an assistant professor of creative writing at Princeton University.
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  • July 2, 2012    

    Gregory Djanikian has written several books of poetry, including “So I Will Till the Ground” (2007), “Years Later” (2000), “Falling Deeply into America” (1989) and “The Man in the Middle” (1984). He directs the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania.
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  • June 25, 2012    

    Amanda Nadelberg is the author of “Bright Brave Phenomena” (Coffee House Press, 2012) and “Isa the Truck Named Isadore” (Slope Editions, 2006). Originally from Boston, she is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Iowa, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow and a Teaching-Writing Fellow. She lives in Oakland, Calif.
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    After spending several years away from home, poet Natalie Diaz felt a calling to return to her reservation to help preserve the Mojave language, which is rapidly being lost.
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  • June 20, 2012   BY  

    Natalie Diaz grew up on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation on the border of California, Arizona and Nevada. She returned because she felt a calling to help preserve the Mojave language, which is rapidly being lost. Diaz reads two poems from her book: “Reservation Mary” and “Abecedarian Requiring Further Examination of Anglikan Seraphym Subjugation of a Wild Indian Reservation.”
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  • June 20, 2012   BY  

    Natalie Diaz
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  • June 20, 2012  

    After spending several years away from home, poet Natalie Diaz felt a calling to return to her reservation to help preserve the Mojave language, which is rapidly being lost. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2012    

    Heather Christle is the author of “What Is Amazing” (Wesleyan University Press), “The Difficult Farm” (Octopus Books, 2009) and “The Trees The Trees” (Octopus Books, 2011), which won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award.
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