In August 2007, Charles Simic was named U.S. Poet Laureate. Simic, whose work is known for its surrealism, dark humor and irony, is the author of 18 books of poetry. His most recent volume, “My Noiseless Entourage,” was published in 2005. A new collection, “That Little Something,” is set for a February 2008 release.
The MacDowell Colony has provided a creative workspace for artists for 100 years. The NewsHour reports on the centennial celebrations and role of the New Hampshire institution. Continue reading
Joy Harjo is an internationally known poet, writer and musician. She is the author of seven books of poetry, including “She Had Some Horses,” “In Mad Love and War,” and “The Woman Who Fell From the Sky.” Her most recent collection is “How We Became Human, New and Selected Poems.”
Poet Alberto Rios reads from his latest book of poetry “The Theater of Night” which follows a couple in a U.S.-Mexico border town through their youth, marriage and thoughtful old age. Rios himself is from the U.S.-Mexican border town of Nogales, Ariz.