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Textu
Emerging in the era of tweets and text-messages comes a new poetic form: textu . The “u” in textu echoes the one in haiku, and also emphasizes the intimate  you . A textu poem has...
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Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison (1937-2016) was the author of over three dozen books, including Legends of the Fall and Dalva , and served as the food columnist for the magazines Brick and Esquire. He...
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Kwame Dawes
Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana in 1962 and moved with his family to Jamaica at the age of ten. His first book of poetry Progeny of Air ( Peepal Tree, 1994) won the Forward Poetry Prize for best...
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Splitting an Order
Pulitzer Prize winner and best selling poet Ted Kooser calls attention to the intimacies of life through commonplace objects and occurrences: an elderly couple sharing a sandwich is a...
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Brenda Shaughnessy
Brenda Shaughnessy was born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up in Southern California. She is the author of  Our Andromeda (Copper Canyon Press, 2012), Human Dark with Sugar (Copper...
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W. S. Merwin
W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and was United States Poet Laureate in 2010. He graduated from Princeton University in 1948, where he studied with John Berryman and R.P. Blackmur...
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Jeffrey Brown
Jeffrey Brown is the chief correspondent for arts, culture, and society at PBS NewsHour . His work has taken him all over the world as he searches for the connections between news and poetry....
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When My Brother Was an Aztec
In When My Brother Was An Aztec , Natalie Diaz examines memory’s role in human identity. Each section filters memory through specific individuals and settings. The first...
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