About Jennifer @jenhijaz
Jennifer Hijazi is a news assistant at PBS NewsHour.
Jennifer’s Recent Stories
Poetry May 22This Ramadan poem celebrates the ‘unknowability of the divine’
Poet Kazim Ali thinks the fluidity of traditions is an important part of understanding Ramadan.
Poetry May 14A poet’s advice to new grads: Be curious, embrace failure and ‘jump’
Poet Jason Reynolds offers sage advice to graduates ... and the rest of us.
Poetry May 07How Zora Neale Hurston captured the poetry of African-American folklife
A long-lost manuscript by the famed author is finally being published.
Poetry Apr 30The poet laureate wants you to read this poem
"There is so much noise in our culture. So many frantic, angry, unreliable voices.... Poetry is an antidote to that."…
Poetry Apr 24A poet’s love letters to the outdoors
Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil writes a love letter to the planet in her latest poetry collection "Oceanic."…
Arts Apr 11A poet’s field notes, ‘ending in a deportation’
In his new collection, poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s imagery and dream-like phrases allow him to speak of his immigration status in a way he hadn’t been able to before.
Poetry Apr 02A poem for Flint, four years after the water crisis began
Tarfia Faizullah's poem “I Told the Water” brings water to life and unpacks its role in our lives -- as mirror, life-giver and sometimes a villain.
Poetry Mar 28Poetry and music empowers this Tucson art collective to embrace their identity
After Mexican-American studies was banned at their school, these young people formed a collective to educate themselves and others.
Arts Mar 20The epic, 40-year-old feminist art piece that we’re still learning from today
With the popularity of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, this massive altar to feminism, which artist and feminist educator Judy Chicago completed in 1979, is gaining renewed attention for its triumphs -- but also its problems.
Poetry Mar 19Parkland students pour their feelings into poetry
A 14-year-old student who was killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School wrote about life's "ups and downs" soon before his death. After the shooting, a classmate writes that "nothing about this feels normal."…