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Jen Benka to the Naysayers: Poetry Is Blooming, Not Dying May 12, 2015: At the Huffington Post, Jen Benka—poet and director of The Academy of American Poets—responds to the onslaught of “Is Poetry Dead?” articles that arrive each April, just in time for [...] by

What’s Howard University without E. Ethelbert Miller and the African American Resource Center? May 7, 2015: At the Washington Post Courtland Milloy is in support of E. Ethelbert Miller, who was unexpectedly let-go from his job as director of Howard University’s African American Resource Center [...] by

More on Claudia Rankine’s Double NBCC Nominations January 23, 2015: Writers of the literary sort are flocking to expand on the news of Claudia Rankine being nominated for not one, but two National Book Critics Circle Awards–in poetry and criticism. As [...] by

Donald Hall on Missing Poetry: ‘I can’t say I do.’ January 8, 2015: The Washington Post interviews Donald Hall about his new book of essays, Essays After Eighty (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), which came out in December. An interesting perspective: “Poetry had [...] by

Homeland Security Defends Its Stance: Keeping America Safe from Poetry October 13, 2014: The Washington Post bears additional news about the fate of British-Jordanian poet Amjad Nasser who Homeland Security barred from entering the United States last month. As WP writes: “Poetry can be [...] by

Chinese Poets Threatened with Prison Sentences for Defending Hong Kong Protestors October 9, 2014: On October 2nd in Beijing’s Songzhuang art district, Wang Zang, a Chinese poet, planned to speak at a poetry reading in support of protestors in Hong Kong. Chinese police forced his plans to [...] by

A Quest to Hear the Late (Great) Voice of Essex Hemphill August 5, 2014: Essex Hemphill was the voice of the black, gay community in Washington D.C. before the AIDS crisis took hold. The Washington Post delves deeper into the story of Hemphill’s writing career and [...] by

Shakespeare’s Brand Cost Him 15 Large July 11, 2014: The Washington Post reports on the draft of William Shakespeare’s coat of arms currently on display at the Folger Library. The short of it: a) he paid a boot-load for his COA; b) possessing a [...] by

Trethewey Discusses Penn Warren in Final Lecture as PLOTUS May 16, 2014: Earlier in the week we mentioned that Natasha Trethewey was concluding her tenure as U.S. poet laureate. Today, we report on her final lecture in which she discusses the poetry of Robert Penn Warren [...] by

Hold Onto Your Hats: National Student Poets Program Honors Bards of the Future September 27, 2013: Hold onto your hats, cats! This just in from the Washington Post: Science, technology, engineering and math are not everything, even in this STEM-obsessed world. Luisa Banchoff is proof of that. She [...] by