2019 marks the first mass copyright expiration in more than two decades, freeing up works like Robert Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" for academic, creative and commercial use.
By Lora Strum
Renowned Israeli author Amos Oz has died of cancer at age 79. His novels, essays and short stories made him one of Israel’s most widely read writers, and reportedly, a contender for the Nobel Prize in literature. Throughout his life,…
Oz, author of novels, prose and a widely acclaimed memoir, had suffered from cancer, the reports say.
By Associated Press
Learning about the horrors endured by Yazidi women at the hands of the Islamic State awakened something personal for Iraqi-American poet and former journalist Dunya Mikhail. In her book "The Beekeeper," she shares first-hand accounts of their pain and heroism.
By Jeffrey Brown
By Lora Strum
Poets and literary editors share a timeless present -- one that never shrinks, breaks or runs out of battery life.
By Steve Goldbloom
What’s the value of asking questions to which we don’t know the answer? Poet Franny Choi’s “Introduction to Quantum Theory” does just that, and she calls it “one of the scariest things” she’s ever written. Choi offers her brief but…
In this digital and divided society, it can often seem that language is used primarily to deliver criticism and express rage. But poet Ada Limón shares her humble opinion on why she sees people turning to poetry for language that…
By Jennifer Hijazi
It is in our quiet observations, poet Jenny Xie says, that we can find ourselves when we’re on the move.
When Allison Adelle Hedge Coke wrote her poem “America, I Sing Back,” she considered each word a note in a larger song about the nation. “I thought about America singing. That’s why this poem is a song -- a voice…
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