“The Performance of Becoming Human” by Daniel Borzutzky won the National Book Award for Poetry, and its 18 poems confront political and social issues.
Jacob Polley’s poetry collection “Jackself” won the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize for 2016, and it’s a work filled with folklore, childhood, and imagination.
It’s Poetry at Work Day 2017! Join Tweetspeak Poetry in celebrating how poetry infuses our work and our workplaces, whatever and wherever they are.
“Wife, ” winner of the Forward Prize for best first collection, challenges our notions of what marriage mean, but ends up reaffirming the idea of commitment.
Forward Prize winner Vahni Capildeo and her “Measures of Expatriation” challenge our notions of what a poetry collection is and can be.
Tweetspeak Poetry is collaborating with Britain’s Forward Arts Foundation to help celebrate National Poetry Day UK on Oct. 6.
Parachute Literary Arts hosts poetry festivals, libraries, and events at the iconic American amusement park, Coney Island.
Can you imagine NBC or Fox holding a vote on America’s favorite poets? The British, however, take their poetry seriously and news coverage of Brexit is no exception.
Canada’s 2016 Griffin Prize was awarded to Norman Dubie for “The Quotations of Bone” and Liz Howard for “Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent.”
Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday, using your hands to help your head, Ohio’s new poet laureate and radiologist in chief. Our Top 10 Poetic Picks is back.
Poetry is in all work, speaking to us, singing to us. Download our resources, and come, celebrate Poetry at Work Day 2016 with us.
Collecting and annotating the poetry of a writer like T.S. Eliot is fraught with challenges and difficulties, not the least reason being Eliot himself editing his poems over time, or manuscripts of the same poem with variations. Listen to two editors who described the challenge at a British Library presentation.
At the British Library, the editors of a new edition of the poems of T.S. Eliot discuss the poet and his work.
Seattle’s Poetry on Buses has been sharing poems with King County public transit riders since 1992. It’s a great example of “Poetry for Life.”
The poems by Claudia Rankine in “Citizen” startle and confront. They challenge ways of being, thought, interactions between people. And what all of this means in the context of skin color.
Two finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, Willie Perdomo and Saeed Jones, have produced poems of music, remembrance and pain.
Christian Wiman grew up in West Texas, and the poems of his “Once in the West” reflect that upbringing and geography.
Published posthumously, “Abide” is Jake Adam York’s continued memorial to the 126 people who died from 1954 to 1968 in the civil rights movement.