weekly poem

  • June 24, 2013   BY Mike Melia  

    Actor John Lithgow reads the poem “I Go Back to May 1937,” by Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds.
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  • June 17, 2013   BY Mike Melia  

    Hailey Leithauser’s poetry has appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Poetry and in the Best American Poetry and Best New Poets anthologies. Her first book, “Swoop,” won the Poetry Foundation’s Emily Dickinson First Book Award. That collection will be published in October.
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  • June 13, 2011   BY Jeanne Wagner  

    Jeanne Wagner is the author of “In the Body of Our Lives” (2011, Sixteen Rivers Press). She has four previous collections of poetry, including “The Zen Piano-Mover,” winner of the 2004 Stevens Manuscript Award. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2011   BY Tony Barnstone  

    Tony Barnstone is a professor of English at Whittier College. He is the author of several books, including “Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki,” which won the John Ciardi Prize. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2011   BY Tom LeGro  

    Elizabeth Alexander was born in Harlem, raised in Washington, D.C., and attended Yale University, where she now teaches African American Studies. She is the author of six books of poems, including most recently, “Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010.”
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  • January 10, 2011   BY Tom LeGro  

    Jennifer Chang is the author of “The History of Anonymity” (Georgia, 2008). A Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Virginia, she co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of Asian American poetry.
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  • January 3, 2011   BY Mike Melia  

    Recently, Kwame Dawes teamed up with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to examine the earthquake in Haiti through poetry. Look for a report on the NewsHour about that project in the coming days.
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  • December 27, 2010   BY Tom LeGro  

    Born in Rutherford, N.J., in 1883, William Carlos Williams was as a revolutionary figure in American poetry, an experimenter, an innovator and one of the principal poets of the Imagist movement.
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  • December 20, 2010   BY Tom LeGro  

    Timothy Donnelly is the author of “Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit” and “The Cloud Corporation,” is a poetry editor for “Boston Review” and a full-time faculty member of the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
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  • December 6, 2010   BY Tom LeGro  

    U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin reads “The Nomad Flute.”
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