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By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
Harper Lee’s newly published novel "Go Set a Watchman" offers a dramatically different tone and take on the character Atticus Finch from her beloved work "To Kill a Mockingbird." Jeffrey Brown talks to former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and…
By PBS NewsHour
Master of Fine Arts students at Antioch University in Los Angeles are required to do community service to enhance the “writing life” of others. As part of our series Where Poetry Lives, poet laureate Natasha Trethewey joins Jeffrey Brown to…
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and Jeffrey Brown recently traveled from Mississippi to Alabama on a pilgrimage to witness the historical struggles and sorrows people faced during the civil rights movement. On their 100-mile journey, they examine the role of…
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads her poem “Incident,” while in Jackson, Mississippi. This year, because of the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, Congressman John Lewis led the 14th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage not only to its…
By Natasha Trethewey
Detroit schools are turning their students into published poets with a little guidance from professional writers and a program called InsideOut. Jeffrey Brown reflects with U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey about visiting the Motor City middle-schoolers and the "sense of…
By Victoria Fleischer
Natasha Trethewey and Jeffrey Brown visit with students at InsideOut, a Detroit-based literary arts project that exposes children to poetry. Photo by Mary Jo Brooks. Journeying to Detroit a few weeks ago I felt much as I did the first…
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