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Poet Willie Perdomo on the value of writing letters in a digital world
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produced by Public Broadcasting Service (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2019), 3 mins
Texting and emailing have revolutionized the way we communicate, enabling us to be more efficient and stay in touch more easily. But they have also altered the dynamics of some of our most important relationships. Within this new digital communication landscape, what have we lost? Poet Willie Perdomo, author of "T...
produced by Public Broadcasting Service (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2019), 3 mins
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Why this poet says there is no 'single story spun on a single tongue'
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produced by Public Broadcasting Service (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2019), 2 mins
Erica Dawson, a professor and writer, said she was surprised while on book tour recently to be faced with the same question over and over again, about speaking for “the black experience.” Black poets never went away. We don’t only deserve the stage in tumultuous times. We aren’t just rage, says Dawson, who...
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Kevin Young intertwines personal and public history
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produced by Public Broadcasting Service; interview by Jeffrey Brown, 1956- (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2018), 5 mins
As a writer, editor and archivist, Kevin Young is a poet actively engaged with the world. In his new collection, Brown, Young draws heavily on his boyhood in Topeka, Kansas, tying it in large and small ways to the wider world. Jeffrey Brown reports.
produced by Public Broadcasting Service; interview by Jeffrey Brown, 1956- (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2018), 5 mins
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Poet Franny Choi on the value of imagining alternate realities
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What’s the value of asking questions to which we don’t know the answer? Poet Franny Choi’s “Introduction to Quantum Theory” does just that, and she calls it “one of the scariest things” she’s ever written. Choi offers her brief but spectacular take on imagining alternate realities.
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A poet who holds 'the men behind the music' accountable
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Inspired by the people who have come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, Imani Davis shares her poem “Platinum” and gives her Brief but Spectacular take on how society can overlook wrongdoing by famous artists.
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A poet's take on looking to language for 'radical hope'
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In this digital and divided society, it can often seem that language is used primarily to deliver criticism and express rage. But poet Ada Limón shares her humble opinion on why she sees people turning to poetry for language that reflects nuance, mystery and even “radical hope.”
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Ian Wedde: Selected Poems
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written by Ian Wedde, 1946- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2017, originally published 2017), 340 page(s)
With selections from 1971’s Homage to Matisse all the way through to 2013’s The Lifeguard, Ian Wedde’s Selected Poems introduces readers new and old to one of New Zealand’s most distinguished contemporary poets.How can language contain the world that spillsFrom its torn rinds, how can my ode holdOn to lang...
written by Ian Wedde, 1946- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2017, originally published 2017), 340 page(s)
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Night Horse
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written by Elizabeth Smither, 1941- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2017, originally published 2017), 81 page(s)
Mothers and daughters, cats and horses, books and bowls are transformed in Elizabeth Smither’s eighteenth poetry collection.In Elizabeth Smither’s eighteenth collection of poetry her words are as vital as ever. The poems take the everyday – mothers and daughters, cats and horses, books and bowls, slippers an...
written by Elizabeth Smither, 1941- (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2017, originally published 2017), 81 page(s)
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Navigating Seattle's ever-evolving streets through poetry
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produced by Public Broadcasting Service (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2017), 7 mins
How do you capture Seattle’s complications, quirks and ever-changing population? A new digital project is mapping out the evolving city by collecting poems that tell unique stories, from growing up in an affluent neighborhood to memories of homelessness and cold concrete. Jeffrey Brown reports on Seattle’s “...
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Beside Herself
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written by Chris Price (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2016, originally published 2016), 121 page(s)
‘All of my best lines are accidents’, Chris Price writes in this book, and proceeds to prove that she has the knack of putting herself in harm’s way and the skill to build from there. Beside Herself plays with character, and with language, and with the way the one works on the other. Pronouns and personae sh...
written by Chris Price (Auckland, Auckland Region: Auckland University Press, 2016, originally published 2016), 121 page(s)
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