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Jennifer Hijazi is a news assistant at PBS NewsHour.
It is in our quiet observations, poet Jenny Xie says, that we can find ourselves when we’re on the move.
A new poetry collection invites readers to explore the diversity of American experiences in a different light.
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.
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.
“If there’s a heaven, this is what it sounds like.”…
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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