About Jennifer @jenhijaz
Jennifer Hijazi is a news assistant at PBS NewsHour.
Jennifer’s Recent Stories
Poetry Jun 25A poem to remember Donald Hall, former U.S. poet laureate
Hall, a candid, unaffected writer who examined love, loss and rural American life, died Saturday at the age of 89.
Poetry Jun 18Remember the humanity of immigrants, this poet urges
Eduardo Corral's poems are an imagined glimpse into the internal lives of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border -- something he said has been forgotten or intentionally omitted in the national conversation.
Poetry Jun 11When imagination is a child’s only refuge, ‘that’s not a happy ending’
In “Fable of the Pack-Saddle Child,” a poet imagines how a child who's been neglected and abused finds escape in her own mind.
Poetry Jun 04One poet’s take on what is still missing from Pride
Poet Hieu Minh Nguyen says stories like his are often left out of the “visible” Pride experience.
Poetry May 28This Memorial Day, women veterans tell their stories through poetry
Two female veterans share their work with Warrior Writers, a nonprofit that fosters healing through artistic expression and storytelling.
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."…