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Layli Long Soldier Speaks Out at PBS NewsHour December 7, 2016: “I took time to let my spirit fly and be happy,” poet Layli Long Soldier says to PBS NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks in response to news over the weekend of the Dakota pipeline’s [...] by

Whitman Descendant Works With Poets to Take Set of Portraits November 9, 2016: Corinne Segal writes for PBS NewsHour about Whitman’s Descendants, a book of photography from Walt Whitman descendant B.A. Van Sise. “‘Whitman’s Descendants’ is a striking set of [...] by

‘As Much About Language As It Is About War’: PBS NewsHour Features Solmaz Sharif September 21, 2016: Solmaz Sharif’s newest book Look (a finalist for this year’s National Book Award) combines language culled from a Defense Department dictionary with prisoners’, victims’, and [...] by

Caitlin Doyle’s ‘Brief History of the Bikini’ at PBS NewsHour August 31, 2016: At PBS NewsHour, Mary Jo Brooks learns about poet Caitlin Doyle’s creative process. Doyle’s poem, “A Brief History of the Bikini,” written “to explore cultural attitudes [...] by

Jacqueline Woodson Talks Bushwick at PBS NewsHour August 24, 2016: The author of National Book Award-winning poetry collection Brown Girl Dreaming, and our own Young People’s Poet Laureate, Jacqueline Woodson is at work on her second novel, Another Brooklyn. [...] by

Poetry Leads Olympic Runner Alexi Pappas to Glory August 10, 2016: PBS NewsHour highlights Alexi Pappas’s path from poetry major to star long-distance runner. “She says she often thinks that running and poetry are alike. In poetry, ‘there’s such [...] by

‘Every Time I Write a Poem, I’m Still Starting From Scratch’: PBS NewsHour Meets Poet Kasey Jueds July 20, 2016: At PBS NewsHour, a conversation with poet Kasey Jueds. The author of poetry collection, Keeper, published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2013, the profile begins with a look into the origins of [...] by

Patriotic Poetry to Help Get Through Every Day in America July 5, 2016: Through poetry, John Brehm illuminates American history and global identity. The poet spoke to PBS NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks about his relationship to fireworks and all things patriotic. Poet [...] by

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