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 the...

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Tagged As: Diversity, NPR, Poetry

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. Now...

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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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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...

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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...

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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 thr...

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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 pul...

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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&rsqu...

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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 reci...

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Posted on 05/01/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

National Poetry Month may be over, but the celebration of the art form isn’t quite over. Tonight, nine high-school...

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Tagged As: Contests, NPR, Poetry