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The Lioness Rests Once More: R.I.P. Simin Behbahani August 20, 2014: Rest in peace, Simin Behbahani (1927-2014). Behbahani was both Iran’s nightingale and lioness: she published nineteen books of poetry over the course of six decades and she is known for her [...] by

The Extreme Emotional Territory of Kevin Young’s Book of Hours March 12, 2014: Craig Morgan Teicher reviews Kevin Young’s new book, Book of Hours (Random House 2014), for NPR. (Disclaim! Find an excerpt here.) “In a kind of poetic daybook or diary, Young tracks his [...] by

Kevin Young on Fresh Air March 6, 2014: His recent visit coincided with the publication of his newest book of poems, Book of Hours. In Book of Hours, Kevin Young reacts to his son’s birth and his father’s death. Listen to [...] by

Marilyn Nelson’s Journey to Poetry February 10, 2014: NPR’s All Things Considered this weekend visited and spoke to poet, Marilyn Nelson, about her quest to poetry at a very early age. To listen to their conversation in its entirety, visit [...] by

Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass Rock Michael Krasny’s Forum January 30, 2014: If you missed it yesterday morning, poets and partners Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass made an excellent appearance on KQED’s morning talk show, Forum, hosted by Michael Krasny. Topics of [...] by

‘You Have to be a Poet to Write a Good Children’s Book:’ Cynthia Rylant at NPR November 11, 2013: NPR’s All Things Considered spent time this weekend with children’s book writer (and poet) Cynthia Rylant, to talk about her connection to poetry and her own childhood. To listen to her [...] by

Forward Prize Awarded to Michael Symmons Roberts October 2, 2013: NPR and The Guardian both report that “champion of spirit and self” Michael Symmons Roberts has won this year’s UK Forward Prize for best book of poetry, worth £10,000 (about [...] by

The Seductive and Alluring Shahnameh August 26, 2013: Over at NPR, Jacki Lyden is helping to introduce a new generation of readers to the remarkable and amazing Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings. Hamid Rahmanian, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and [...] by

E.O. Wilson on the Perfect Scientist (Surprise!) June 25, 2013: You’ve heard the ‘ol “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” but have you heard “think like a poet, work like a bookkeeper?” That’s called Optimum [...] by

Ron Padgett’s Collected Makes NPR 2013 Poetry Preview January 31, 2013: It’s thrilling enough that in 2013 Coffee House Press will publish all glorious 800 pages of The Collected Poems of Ron Padgett, but were doubly pleased that Craig Morgan Teicher of NPR shares [...] by