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Reginald Dwayne Betts Is Turning Lives Around With This Feature at PBS NewsHour January 15, 2016: At PBS NewsHour, poet, law student, and prison reform activist Reginald Dwayne Betts talks about his journey–how reading, and poetry in particular, affected his time in prison (and his goals [...] by

Kaveh Akbar Reads “Palmyra” at PBS NewsHour January 5, 2016: On PBS NewsHour the poet behind the literary interviews hub Divedapper, Kaveh Akbar, reads his poem written in response to the beheading of Syrian archeologist Khaled Al-Asaad. “The piece [...] by

‘The soul of a poet, it’s all of our soul': Bill Murray on PBS Newshour December 17, 2015: Francesca Maxime visits NYC’s Poets House in this Newshour piece, and in the process learns a little more about one of the non-profit organization’s major supporters: actor and comedian [...] by

Sandra Cisneros on the Writer’s Life: ‘It broke up many relationships. Was it worth it? Yes.’ November 2, 2015: Sandra Cisneros is on PBS NewsHour! Cisneros sat down with Jeffrey Brown at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington to discuss her new book of essays, A House of My Own: Stories From My Life, [...] by

Kiki Petrosino Discusses Change and People at PBS Newshour September 22, 2015: For PBS Newshour’s on-going exploration about poetry, Corrine Segal considers Kiki Petrosino and her writing. Petrosino began thinking about poetry while listening to Casey Kasem’s [...] by

Trace Peterson to Teach First Transgender Poetry Course at Hunter College This Fall July 29, 2015: Trace Peterson is featured in the latest episode of NewsHour for bringing something new to poetry—a college course that doesn’t merely approach “transgender subject matter as theory, or [...] by

Ted Mathys Reads From His Newest Collection, Null Set May 20, 2015: At PBS News Hour, St. Louis-based poet Ted Mathys “contemplates fatherhood in a hotel room” (or at least, this featured poem does!). Mathys’s third book, Null Set (Coffee House [...] by

W.S. Merwin’s Johnny Appleseed Turn February 23, 2015: PBS NewsHour tracks down American poet W.S. Merwin in Hawaii, where he plants palm trees. He bought three acres of an old pineapple plantation in the ’70s, the spot where a forest of palm trees [...] by

PBS Spotlights Bill Berkson! January 14, 2015: PBS News Hour has a great feature up on Bill Berkson that includes a recording of the poet reading from his recent book, Expect Delays (Coffee House 2014). The headline is the coolest: “Be like [...] by

At PBS: Rankine on the Violent Deaths of Black Men December 8, 2014: Last week, on the heels of the Eric Garner grand jury decision, PBS News Hour posted a video of Claudia Rankine reading from Citizen on the violent deaths of black men. They’ve also included [...] by