Free verse poet Lucille Clifton reads "September Songs, A Poem in Seven Days" about the days surrounding Sept. 11, 2001, which included the terrorist attacks and the birth of her granddaughter.
Poet Leonard Cohen reads some of his poems.
Poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has achieved almost iconic status amidst a huge global fan club. His music, which was especially popular in the 70s and 80s, is famous for its emotionally rich and poetic lyrics. His work is…
Claudia Emerson, a professor at the University of Mary Washington, discuses winning the Pulitzer for her book "Late Wife," a compilation of poems about loves lost, marriage and divorce.
Poet Claudia Emerson reads some of her poems.
Poet and Vietnam veteran Wyatt Prunty responds in verse to the NewsHour's broadcast of photos of American soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Poet Wyatt Prunty reads some of his poems.
Cowboy poets gather at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nev., to share stories in verse by and about the women and men who still live the western life of rodeos and ranching.
Poet Wallace McRae reads some of his poems.
Cowboy poets gather at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada to share stories in verse by and about the women and men who still live the western life of rodeos and ranching.
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox. Subscribe to ‘Here's the Deal,’ our politics newsletter
Support for Poetry Provided By: