About Jennifer @jenhijaz
Jennifer Hijazi is a news assistant at PBS NewsHour.
Jennifer’s Recent Stories
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."…
Poetry Mar 12The homeland left behind, captured in a poem
For Shauna Barbosa and other poets of the Cape Verdean diaspora, the longing for a far-away home is an important theme.
Poetry Mar 06This poet wants you to rethink what it means to be vulnerable
Poet Analicia Sotelo penned her latest collection to upend tropes of the helpless damsel, inspired by an Italian painter's dream-like depiction of womanly strength in the throes of vulnerability.
Arts Mar 06To be a better writer, read your words aloud, says Mohsin Hamid
"Exit West" author Mohsin Hamid shares his daily writing routine, favorite books and the best bit of writer's advice he's ever received.