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Poetry That Stays By Your Side December 8, 2014: It’s not easy to be a touring slam poet when you’re still in school. Dejanique “Daisy” Armstrong joined a youth poetry collective in Stockton, CA while struggling through [...] by

NPR Books Reviews Jericho Brown’s New Testament October 21, 2014: If Ferguson, Missouri is still on your mind consider taking a gander at Jericho Brown’s second book called The New Testament, handily reviewed quite recently at NPR Books: If further proof is [...] by

Charles Wright Joins NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ to Welcome Autumn September 26, 2014: What could be a better way to summon autumn than a visit by new poet laureate, Charles Wright, to the studios of NPR’S “All Things Considered” for a conversation with host Melissa [...] by

Terrance Hayes and Khaled Mattawa Awarded MacArthur Fellowships September 17, 2014: We woke up this morning to the wonderful news that two poets have been named MacArthur Fellows: Terrance Hayes and Khaled Mattawa. We turn to Jacket Copy for some of the details: This year’s [...] by

Where Have the Political Poets Gone? Some Suggestions for Juan Vidal at NPR September 9, 2014: At NPR, Juan Vidal considers the possibility that poets are no longer visible mouthpieces for political and social protest. “The Beat Generation is dead, and literary provocation in America, I [...] by

‘Poetry Doesn’t Shield You From Grief': Edward Hirsch on NPR’s Morning Edition September 8, 2014: Visit NPR to listen to this wonderful, honest, and bittersweet sound-nugget: Edward Hirsch reads from his new book-length poem, Gabriel: A Poem. Hirsch’s poem is an elegy to his 22-year-old [...] by

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