May 17

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Farzaneh Milani is also one of the translators of Simin Behbahani, Iran's foremost living poet. Behbahani has published 19 books of poems, two collections of short stories, a memoir of her late husband and numerous literary articles, essays and interviews.

May 10

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C.K. Williams has published many books of poetry, including "Repair," which won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize, "The Singing ," which won the 2003 National Book Award, and "Flesh and Blood," winner of the National Book Critics Circle Prize in 1987.

May 06

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This year, C.K. Williams is out with two volumes: "Wait," a collection of new poems, and "On Whitman," an exploration of the work and genius of that great American poet.

On Monday's NewsHour Jeffrey Brown profiles singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant, who after a seven-year hiatus has just released a two-disc album titled "Leave Your Sleep," a collection of 26 traditional poems set to original music.

Jehanne Dubrow is the author of three poetry collections: "The Hardship Post," "From the Fever-World" and most recently "Stateside," which is an exploration of the long history of military wives waiting for their husbands to return from war.

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