About Jennifer @jenhijaz
Jennifer Hijazi is a news assistant at PBS NewsHour.
Jennifer’s Recent Stories
Poetry Aug 29Remembering Tom Clark, renowned poet who rhapsodized about baseball
Prolific poet and biographer Tom Clark died this month at the age of 77, leaving behind a substantial body of writing that exemplifies his penchants for lyricism, wit, and brevity, as well as a lifelong love of baseball.
Poetry Aug 21A poet grows up in the post-Columbine world
Kelly Forsythe's latest collection “Perennial” imagines a different kind of narrative in the wake of the Columbine High School shooting -- a “coming-of-age” story about what it means when feeling safe has drastically changed.
Arts Aug 16How Aretha Franklin shaped generations of music
“If there’s a heaven, this is what it sounds like.”…
Poetry Aug 14‘The human capacity to carry many things at once’
For poet Ada Limón, carrying both the joys and sorrows of a child-free life is a testament to the human ability to exist with many things piled on our shoulders at once.
Poetry Aug 06‘False news’ charges put this Egyptian poet in prison
"The light doesn’t care how tall the fence is; it’s not hemmed in by steel bars or officers’ uniforms. It cannot be forgotten," Galal El-Behairy writes in a poem from Cairo's Tora Prison.
Poetry Jul 30To describe the trans experience, this poet created a new dialect
The language of Jos Charles' “feeld” is like an artifact from a different time, a kind of “lost Middle English” concieved to describe the trans experience in new ways.
Poetry Jul 23This new poetry anthology honors the scope of native writers
There is “grass and apologies, bones and joy, marching bands and genocide, skin and social work” and much more in the work of the 21 native writers featured in the collection.
Poetry Jul 17This acclaimed feminist poet sees practical magic in resistance
Rooted in protest during this time of uncertainty and anxiety, “Trickster Feminism” explores “what poetry can possibly do, especially in an urgent situation,” according to Anne Waldman.
Poetry Jul 11How young writers are leading a poetry comeback
Twenty-eight million American adults read poetry this year -- the highest percentage of poetry readership in more than 15 years.
World Jun 29What you need to know about Mexico’s historic election
Eighty-eight million registered voters will get the chance to change the face of Mexico’s government, and affect the course of U.S. relations, with major border and trade issues at stake.