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Ross Gay Gardens With PBS NewsHour June 9, 2016: At PBS NewsHour, Ross Gay says, “Gardening slows me down. I want to stop and observe everything.” Few moments feel as inspirational to him–apart from poetry–but there [...] by

Kim Stafford Advises Escaping the ‘Ivory Tower’ at PBS NewsHour May 19, 2016: At PBS NewsHour, Kim Stafford reads from his poem “Love Money.” In the written transcript, Stafford discusses the ethos that he imparts to his poetry students at Lewis and Clark: they [...] by

On PBS NewsHour, Shira Elichman Explores Poetry That Documents Mental Illness May 3, 2016: NewsHour’s Corinne Segal spends a moment with poet Shira Elichman, whose experience taking Lithium is the subject of her recent poetic inquiry. Using metaphors like out-of-service subway cars [...] by

Compton Teen Reads Her Poem ‘Guts’ on PBS NewsHour April 22, 2016: At PBS NewsHour, Compton teenager Kimberly Cervantes speaks about how poetry has helped her to deal with “a steady exposure to violence” and with the backlash she faced from her peers [...] by

The Poetics of Flint: Teen Poets Create Detailed Portraits of Flint Through Verse March 30, 2016: On PBS NewsHour Corinne Segal visits Raise It Up!, a youth arts organization in Flint, Michigan where five teen poets discuss the ways that poetry is helping them to express nuanced portraits of [...] by

PBS NewsHour Introduces Fatemeh Shams’s When They Broke Down The Door March 29, 2016: Translated by Dick Davis, Fatemeh Shams’s collection When They Broke Down The Door explores the intersections of the personal and political via Shams’s experiences as a post-revolution [...] by

PBS NewsHour Listens in to Michael Broder February 16, 2016: On the most recent episode of PBS NewsHour, the program visits Michael Broder, who is publishing a poem a day about his experience living with HIV, for his online collection HIV Here & Now. [...] by

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

Reincarnated as a Poet: The Mystery of Ellen Bass January 13, 2016: At The Rumpus, a piece on the “vanishing” of poet Ellen Bass, who had the pleasure of hearing her own poem chosen by Philip Levine for a 2013 New Yorker podcast. “Bass was so [...] 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