Posted on 06/19/2019 at 10:32 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations are in order for Joy Harjo, who was just announced as the next U.S. poet laureate! Harjo will become...

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Posted on 06/11/2019 at 11:01 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A century and a half ago, a document that seemed to accuse Canterbury Tales author Geoffrey Chaucer of rape emerged....

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Tagged As: History, Poetry, The Guardian

Posted on 06/06/2019 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One might well expect poetry to be written about D-Day, and it has. You can read “Normandy” by Cyril Crain...

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Tagged As: History, Poetry

Posted on 06/05/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Fans who live in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Louisiana have a chance to see big-name authors stop by...

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Tagged As: Literary Hub, Poetry

Posted on 06/03/2019 at 11:50 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay has won this year’s PEN Pinter prize, established in the memory of playwright and Nobel...

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Tagged As: Awards, Poetry, The Guardian

Posted on 05/31/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today marks the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s birth. If you’re in New York City anytime soon, there are three major...

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Posted on 05/30/2019 at 08:48 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As you already know, tomorrow is poet Walt Whitman’s birthday. But since it’s the bicentennial, fans are pulling out the...

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Tagged As: NPR, Poetry

Posted on 05/03/2019 at 01:57 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sorry, we’re sharing this too late for you to bid, but we’re still excited to stumble upon the Guardian’s article...

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Posted on 05/02/2019 at 10:21 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A Minnesota high-schooler has won this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition. You can listen to Isabella Callery recite "Thoughtless Cruelty"...

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Posted on 04/09/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Cutting-edge technology may have answered a long-running question about an ancient poem. The Guardian reports that a new study of...

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