weekly poem

  • November 29, 2010   BY Mike Melia  

    Christian Wiman is the editor of Poetry magazine and the author of three collections of poems: “Every Riven Thing” (2010), “Hard Night” (2005) and “The Long Home” (1998).
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  • November 22, 2010   BY Mike Melia  

    Terrance Hayes, a poet and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, won the 2010 National Book Award. Here, he reads a poem from his award-winning volume, “Lighthead.”
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  • November 15, 2010   BY Tom LeGro 

    Nikki Giovanni is the author of several books of poetry, including most recently “Bicycles: Love Poems.” “Nikki-Rosa” is taken from “The 100 Best African American Poems,” edited by Giovanni and published in November.
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  • November 8, 2010   BY Tom LeGro 

    Kim Dower taught poetry for two years at Emerson College, her alma mater, before moving to Los Angeles and founding Kim-from-LA, a literary publicity company that specializes in coaching authors and speakers on how to present themselves to the media.
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  • November 1, 2010   BY Tom LeGro  

    Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin reads “By Dark.”
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  • October 25, 2010   BY Tom LeGro 

    W.S. Merwin is the Library of Congress’ 17th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. He has had a prolific writing career, crafting more than 50 books of verse, translations, memoirs and more.
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  • October 18, 2010   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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  • October 11, 2010   BY Mike Melia  

    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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  • October 4, 2010   BY Tom LeGro  

    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.
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  • September 27, 2010   BY Tom LeGro  

    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.
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