poetry

  • November 23, 2012   BY  

    Jennifer Fitzgerald
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  • November 23, 2012   BY  

    Jennifer Fitzgerald captured in poetry the struggle she witnessed in her community to recover after Hurricane Sandy. She also reads “I Was Raised on an Island” and “What It Means to Rise.”
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  • November 21, 2012   BY  

    Joy Harjo, who was born into the Muscogee Creek Nation in Oklahoma, describes herself as a poet, musician, dreamer and questioner. Her poem “Perhaps the World Ends Here” is particularly fitting as people gather around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving.
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  • November 21, 2012   BY  
  • November 21, 2012  

    Joy Harjo, who was born into the Muscogee Creek Nation in Oklahoma, describes herself as a poet, musician, dreamer and questioner. Her poem "Perhaps the World Ends Here" is particularly fitting as people gather around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving. Continue reading

  • November 19, 2012    

    Prize-winning Jack Gilbert died last week at the age of 87 after suffering for years from Alzheimer’s disease. His many honors include the Yale Younger Poets prize for his 1962 debut “Views of Jeopardy” and a National Book Critics Circle award for “Refusing Heaven” (2005).
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  • November 12, 2012    

    Mary Jo Bang is the author of several books of poetry, including most recently a translation of Dante’s “Inferno” (2012), “The Bride of E” (2009) and “Elegy” (2007), which won the National Book Critics Circle award.
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  • November 5, 2012    

    Hoa Nguyen studied poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. The author of eight books and chapbooks, she teaches poetics in a private workshop and at Ryerson University. Wave Books published her third full-length collection of poems, “As Long As Trees Last,” in September 2012.
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  • October 29, 2012    

    Nick Norwood’s third full volume of poems, “Gravel and Hawk,” won the Hollis Summers Prize in Poetry and was published by Ohio University Press in April 2012. His other books are “A Palace for the Heart” (2004), “The Soft Blare” (2003) and “Wrestle” (2007). He teaches creative writing at Columbus State University in Georgia.
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  • October 22, 2012    

    Kevin Young is Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English and Curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University. He is the author of seven books of poetry, including “Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels” (Knopf, 2011) and “Jelly Roll: A Blues” (Knopf, 2003), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and won the Paterson Poetry Prize.
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