Poet Charles Simic reads some of his poems.
Charles Simic was named Poet Laureate last month by the Library of Congress. Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he has authored 18 books and won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer. Simic reflects on his craft.
Joy Harjo is an internationally known poet, writer and musician. She is the author of seven books of poetry, including "She Had Some Horses," "In Mad Love and War," and "The Woman Who Fell From the Sky." Her most recent…
Poet Joy Harjo reads some of her poems.
Poet Alberto Rios reads from his latest book of poetry "The Theater of Night" which follows a couple in a U.S.-Mexico border town through their youth, marriage and thoughtful old age. Rios himself is from the U.S.-Mexican border town of…
Poet Alberto Rios reads some of his poems.
Paul Hunter, a poet, musician, instrument-maker, teacher, and editor and publisher, has produced letterpress books and broadsides under the imprint of Wood Works Press in Seattle. He talks about his works.
By PBS NewsHour
The Library of Congress on Thursday appointed Charles Simic, whose work is known for its surrealism, dark humor and irony, as its 15th poet laureate.
Poet Paul Hunter reads some of his poems.
Poet Gregory Djanikian reads his poem 'Geography Lesson' and others, reflecting his examination of history, place and heritage.
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