Poet Jim Harrison Finds Inspiration in the Natural World


In this video, Jeffrey Brown talks to writer and poet Jim Harrison about the inspiration for his work and the process of writing poetry. A…read more

Poet Reflects Auto Industry Woes and Unemployment


How are artists reacting to the current economic situation? Poet Bob Hicok was born and raised in Michigan, worked in factories and once owned an…read more

Nation’s Poet Laureate Starts With Cliches


Known for compact writing and for leading a quiet life, Kay Ryan has taken on a very public role as the nation’s poet laureate. She…read more

Poet Shares Of “Lincoln”


Poet Cynthia Zarin shares a poem she wrote after reading an article about a trial in which Abraham Lincoln, while working as a lawyer before…read more

Elizabeth Alexander Reflects on Inauguration Reading


Poet Elizabeth Andrews was selected to read an original poem at Barack Obama’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol January 20. She teaches African-American studies at…read more

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