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How Not to Interview Black People about Police Brutality April 30, 2015: Dear Wolf Blitzer: This is the kind of thing that breaks an American poet’s heart. This from a so-called “liberal” news affiliate! I have avoided writing to you or to any of your colleagues [...] by

Michael Robbins’s Freedom of Speech Smackdown on LARB May 28, 2013: Michael Robbins describes his experience writing an alternative inaugural poem for Yahoo! News on the eve of Barack Obama’s second term in this piece published on the Los Angeles Review of [...] by

Poetry and spoken word at The White House, minus Green Eggs and Ham January 12, 2011: When The White House invited James Earl Jones to perform poetry for An Evening of Poetry, Music, and Spoken Word earlier this year, his first instinct was to go for either Dr. Seuss or Shakespeare. [...] by

“…like a bird of prey, the profile of night…” April 30, 2010:            –from “Facing It,” Yusef Komunyakaa’s great poem            about war and race and America and the Vietnam Memorial. The university where I currently teach [...] by

Given Giving January 8, 2010: by