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Eavan Boland is one of Ireland's most prominent poets. Her poems often examine the lives of women, looking at larger cultural issues through the lens of the details of everyday life. She's published more than 10 books of verse, most…

Tracy K. Smith's poem is from her book "Life on Mars" (2011, Graywolf Press), which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry earlier this year. She is the author of two other collections of poetry: "Duende" (Graywolf, 2007), winner of the…

Gregory Djanikian has written several books of poetry, including "So I Will Till the Ground" (2007), "Years Later" (2000), "Falling Deeply into America" (1989) and "The Man in the Middle" (1984). He directs the creative writing program at the University…

Amanda Nadelberg is the author of "Bright Brave Phenomena" (Coffee House Press, 2012) and "Isa the Truck Named Isadore" (Slope Editions, 2006). Originally from Boston, she is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Iowa, where she was…

Heather Christle is the author of "What Is Amazing" (Wesleyan University Press), "The Difficult Farm" (Octopus Books, 2009) and "The Trees The Trees" (Octopus Books, 2011), which won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award.

Autism rates in the United States have risen dramatically in recent years, jumping 23 percent between 2006 and 2008 and a full 78 percent between 2002 and 2008, according to new figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control…

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