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.

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.

Mar 29

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David Mason is a poet, essayist, critic and professor. His most recent collection, "Ludlow," is a novel in verse that tells the story of a handful of immigrants in southern Colorado. He teaches English and creative writing at Colorado College.

Mar 22

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Weekly Poem: ‘Achilles’

British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy wrote "Achilles" after English soccer player David Beckham suffered a season-ending injury last week. Beckham, 34, was headed for what would have likely been his last World Cup this summer.

Patrick Sylvain is a Haitian-American writer, essayist and poet, and instructor of Haitian language and culture at Brown University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Jan 11

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Philip Levine is the author of numerous books of poetry, most recently "News of the World" (2009). The poem above, "Our Valley," originally appeared in the November 2008 issue of Poetry.

Marie Ponsot has published several books of poems, including most recently, "Springing" (2002) and "The Bird Catcher" (1998), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.

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