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By Jennifer Hijazi
Dorothy Barresi's “What We Did While We Made More Guns” examines Americans’ anxieties and moral uncertainties in poems on international torture, war and police brutality.
For a long time, poet Lorna Goodison thought her creative talents would lead to a profession in the visual arts. But "one day the painting stopped coming, and I was just writing all the time," Goodison said. Like a scorned…
By Ellen Rolfes
Poet Gregory Orr rhapsodizes on a theme he has explored for nearly a decade: the "beloved," the things we love. Of course, what we love can change over time, he says. "It can make you crazy by ... shifting from…
By News Desk
Poet David Ferry on Writing Verse, Reading Poems, Winning Awards at 88…
Travis Nichols reads "Something Touched My Heart," from his book, "See Me Improving."…
'Life on Mars' Author Explores Humans' Relationship With the Universe…
Christian Wiman is the editor of Poetry magazine and the author of three collections of poems: "Every Riven Thing" (2010), "Hard Night" (2005) and "The Long Home" (1998).
By Tom LeGro
Christian Wiman's new collection of poetry, "Every Riven Thing," is filled with powerfully profound poems, many of which are deeply personal. He had taken a break from writing poetry for a few years, but a recent diagnosis of a rare…
By PBS NewsHour
The Library of Congress has named prominent American poet W.S. Merwin as the country's new poet laureate. Jeffrey Brown spoke with Merwin about his life and work in 2008.
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