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Elizabeth Alexander was born in Harlem, raised in Washington, D.C., and attended Yale University, where she now teaches African American Studies. She is the author of six books of poems, including most recently, "Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010."…

Elizabeth Alexander was born in Harlem, raised in Washington, D.C., and attended Yale University, where she now teaches African American Studies. She is the author of six books of poems, including most recently, "Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010."…

John Taggart is the author of 14 volumes of poetry. From 1969 to 2001, he taught in the English Department and directed the Interdisciplinary Arts Program at Shippensburg University. Taggart's new book of poems, "Is Music," will be published in…

Matthew Zapruder is the author of three collections of poetry: "American Linden," "The Pajamaist" and "Come On All You Ghosts" (Copper Canyon, Fall 2010). He is editor for Wave Books and teaches in the low residency MFA program at UC…

John Taggart is the author of 14 volumes of poetry. From 1969 to 2001, he taught in the English Department and directed the Interdisciplinary Arts Program at Shippensburg University. Taggart's new book of poems, "Is Music," will be published in…

Sep 13

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Sandra Beasley is the author of "I Was the Jukebox," winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and "Theories of Falling," winner of the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize.

Aug 30

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Natasha Trethewey has written three collections of poetry: "Domestic Work," "Bellocq's Ophelia" and "Native Guard," which won the "2007 Pulitzer Prize. Her latest book, "Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast," is a mix of prose and poetry.

Aug 23

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Sandra Beasley is the author of "I Was the Jukebox," winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and "Theories of Falling," winner of the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize.

Aug 16

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Weekly Poem: ‘Ancestors’

Mary Ruefle is the author of, most recently, "Selected Poems" (Wave Books, 2010). She lives in Bennington, Vermont, and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College.

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