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By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
Poetry has a special place in the heart of Afghans. It has played a prominent role from the country's ancient history to its present day. But when the Taliban took over, many of Afghanistan’s most popular poets had to flee.
By Ali Rogin
More than 80 poems are included in an anthology, “Together In a Sudden Strangeness,” coming in e-book and audio formats in June.
Twenty-eight million American adults read poetry this year -- the highest percentage of poetry readership in more than 15 years.
By Jennifer Hijazi
Jimmy Santiago Baca wrote the collection, “Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande” in 2004 after living on the banks of that river. Every morning, he ran through snow, rain and mud in a ritual that he called a spiritual experience.
By PBS NewsHour
The opioid crisis has plagued poet William Brewer’s hometown in West Virginia. His vivid poems tell the story of the opioid epidemic from different voices and depict the sense of bewilderment people find themselves in as addiction creeps into their…
By Lorna Baldwin
Seattle's "Poetic Grid" captures the rapidly changing city by asking people to write about locations that have meaning to them.
By Elizabeth Flock
Nicole Sealey's new poetry collection asks us if, like the Greek figure of Sisyphus, we can find contentment even when life is difficult and absurd…
Fifty years ago this month, a protest in Detroit turned into a riot, which turned into five days of violence that left dozens dead, thousands arrested and a city engulfed in flames. The poem "They Feed They Lion" chronicles the…
Last week, the Library of Congress selected Tracy K. Smith as the new U.S. Poet Laureate. Here, Smith shares the poetry she recommends reading right now.
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