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Poetry Aug 10Poet explores how to ‘undress’ language
Poet Wang Ping writes at the intersection of gender, sexuality and the Chinese immigrant experience.
Arts Aug 05Opera singer takes ‘bathroom break’ to a whole new level
Jay Hunter Morris, an operatic tenor who appears in the world premiere of the Santa Fe Opera's "Cold Mountain," showed the NewsHour's Jeff Brown his favorite location to prepare before going on stage.
Arts Jul 16Why Samantha Bee lets her 5-year-old watch ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Jaws’
Samantha Bee is a comedian, writer, former correspondent for The Daily Show and official cool parent.
Poetry Jul 13Pulitzer winner Gregory Pardlo on the intersection of public and private
Watch Gregory Pardlo read his poem "Written by Himself" from his Pulitzer Prize-winning collection "Digest."…
Arts Jul 10Aziz Ansari wants to replace the Confederate flag … with this
Comedian Aziz Ansari has an idea of how South Carolina could replace the Confederate flag. We doubt it would pass muster in the state government, but it is unique.
Poetry Jul 06Teen poet on loss, growth and ‘the struggle’ of the physical being
In her poem, “I’m Sorry I’m Not a Hugger,” teen poet Madeleine LeCesne writes about loss and growth and “the struggle of being a physical being.” LeCesne is the Southwest National Student Poet, the nation’s highest honor for teen poets…
Poetry Jun 29Poem begins with grief, ends with the NewsHour
Dan Chelotti is the author of "x" (McSweeney's). He is an Associate Professor of English at Elms College, and he lives in Massachusetts.
Poetry Jun 22Ernesto L. Abeytia’s ‘Pamplona’ inspired by midnight in Spain
Ernesto L. Abeytia's poem “Pamplona,” previously published in "The Albion Review," was inspired by the poet's travels while living and studying in Madrid.
Poetry Jun 15Cuban writer and son of revolutionary Che Guevara reads his poem, ‘The Concept’
Omar Pérez is a Cuban poet, translator, essayist, editor, ordained Zen Buddhist monk and the son of revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. He graduated from the University of Havana in 1987 with a degree in English and then went on to…
Poetry Jun 01Poet recalls the ‘terror’ of the first day of adoption
Patrick Hicks is the author of over ten books, including “The Collector of Names,” “Adoptable,” “This London” and “The Commandant of Lubizec.” Watch Hicks read his poem “The Strangers” from his collection “Adoptable” at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair…