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Los Angeles Times Visits Teen Poet Vanessa Tahay June 19, 2017: LA Times reporter Esmeralda Bermudez writes about young Los Angeles poet Vanessa Tahay, who has been absolutely rocking the city’s poetry venues. “At 4 feet, 11 inches, Vanessa Tahay is [...] by

Los Angeles Times Introduces Incoming U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith to Readers June 14, 2017: If you’re unfamiliar with Tracy K. Smith, there’s no better place to turn to than this interview with the lauded poet and educator, conducted by Carolyn Kellogg. “At 45, Smith is [...] by

Jacket Copy Reads Layli Long Soldier’s Poetry Debut May 8, 2017: In a recent article at Jacket Copy, John Freeman contextualizes Layli Long Soldier’s first collection, Whereas, as lexicon. He explains, “The best poetry debuts are often lexicons. You [...] by

National Endowment for the Arts Budget Set to Increase May 3, 2017: Looks like the NEA and NEH are safe for now, pending House and Senate approval of the bipartisan spending bill meant to avoid any government shutdown. In congressional leaders’ agreement Sunday, it [...] by

Rosmarie Waldrop Wins 2016 L.A. Times Book Prize for Poetry April 25, 2017: This weekend, Rosmarie Waldrop won the 2016 L.A. Times Book Prize for Poetry! “The awards were presented Friday night at USC, hosted by comedian Tig Notaro, just before the opening of the [...] by

Rigoberto González on Microaggressions in Artistic & Academic Circles: ‘Respectability doesn’t protect us’ March 24, 2017: Rigoberto González writes for Jacket Copy about belonging to the “exclusive bittersweet club for professionals of color.” “The hard lesson,” writes González, “is that [...] by

‘I Reached For the Books’: Rigoberto González on Literacy’s Power February 20, 2017: ] LA Times critic at large, Rigoberto González, shares his experience growing up in a family of immigrant farmworkers to paint a picture of literacy’s value in a democratic society. [...] by

With Arts in State of Anxiety, Dana Gioia Insists Federal Government Support the NEA February 20, 2017: Dana Gioia gets straight to the point in an op-ed for the LA Times: “No American president — Republican or Democrat — has ever tried to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. [...] by

LA Times Reports From the Last Stateside Reading of Exiled Iranian Poet Mohsen Emadi February 6, 2017: The LA Times went to the Poetic Research Bureau to see the last Stateside reading of exiled Iranian poet and translator Mohsen Emadi, really bringing home the reality of the ban against seven [...] by

Annual Cowboy Poetry Circle Teams Up With ‘The Moth’ February 1, 2017: Los Angeles Times reports that Nevada’s popular annual cowboy poetry festival will be broadcast to homes nationwide via NPR’s storytelling program “The Moth.” The [...] by