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Richard Blanco Reads at U.S. Embassy in Cuba August 14, 2015: Richard Blanco is no stranger to poetry assignments, having already penned “One Today” for president Obama’s second inauguration. Now he’s back with a new assignment: to write [...] by

NPR Reads James Tate July 13, 2015: NPR’s “Book Reviews” revisits the prolific American poet, James Tate, who passed away just last week at the age of 71. Tate’s 17th full-length collection of poetry, Dome of [...] by

Lawrence Ferlinghetti to Have a Very Good Year June 12, 2015: At NPR: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, at age 96, “isn’t done yet.” “Today, he’s still co-owner of City Lights, one of the most celebrated independent book stores in America. [...] by

Roxane Gay Remarks on All-White NYT Summer Reading List May 29, 2015: At NPR, Roxane Gay remarks on the all-white summer reading list the New York Times just published: It’s one thing if a media brand deliberately targets segmented audiences. The Root publishes [...] by

Does T.S. Eliot’s Ghost Haunt New England? February 17, 2015: The Guardian warns readers that a recent phone-in to NPR might prove that the ghost of T.S. Eliot could actually be haunting Dana Hawkes’s house. But, as The Guardian infers, this might simply [...] by

NPR Reviews Amiri Baraka’s S O S: Poems 1961-2013 February 2, 2015: To mark Black History Month, Grove Press is publishing S O S: Poems 1961-2013 a collection of Amiri Baraka’s verse. It hits bookshelves on Tuesday. To prepare NPR listeners for the sound and [...] by

How Poetry Saved Him: NPR Interviews J. Ivy January 26, 2015: J. Ivy is a Def Jam poet and the author of a recently published memoir called Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain. In Dear Father, he writes about being abandoned by his father at an early age [...] by

NPR’s 2015 Poetry Preview Has Got the Right Stuff January 22, 2015: Craig Morgan Teicher writes for NPR about the books he’s looking forward to in 2015, writing that “perhaps now we need poetry even more than ‘more than ever.'” This is a great [...] by

Listen In: Restoring Ancient Recordings at the British Library January 19, 2015: This past weekend’s edition of NPR’s “All Things Considered” featured a visit with librarians at the British Library who are in the process of salvaging some 6 million+ sound [...] by

South Carolina Poet Laureate Denied Reading at Inauguration January 15, 2015: This in yesterday from NPR: South Carolina’s Poet Laureate, Marjory Wentworth, has read poems at the last three governor’s inaugural ceremonies. This year, “she says she was moved [...] by