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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

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