Poetry

In this Feb. 4, 2019 photo, Anahis Alvarado, 32, poses for a portrait during an interview in Caracas, Venezuela. Alvarado’s battle with a failing kidney has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis. Over the past few years, she’s watched as five fellow patients in her thrice a week dialysis group have died due to inadequate care. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 06, 2019 - 6:50 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can't come soon enough. She's watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over...
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This 2017 photo provided by W. W. Norton & Company shows author Richard Powers. Tara Westover's best-selling memoir "Educated" and Powers' novel "The Overstory" are among the nominees for a $75,000 award presented by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. On Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, PEN announced finalists for everything from translation to science to sports writing. (Dean. D. Dixon/W. W. Norton & Company via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tara Westover's best-selling memoir "Educated" and Richard Powers' novel "The Overstory" are among the nominees for a $75,000 award presented by the literary and human rights organization PEN America. On Thursday, PEN announced finalists for everything from translation to science to...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, photo, Leni Steinhardt, 16, reads from a new book called "Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories," during an interview with The Associated Press, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
January 22, 2019 - 10:46 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — "Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories" needed to be written, its authors believe, but wish desperately it hadn't. The book by 43 students and teachers who lived through February's high school massacre gives a poignant, raw, and sometimes...
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January 18, 2019 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about the death of poet Mary Oliver, The Associated Press erroneously quoted one word in her poem, "When Death Comes." The last line should read "this world," not "the world." A corrected version of the story is below: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies...
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January 07, 2019 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy of American Poets has named two new chancellors: former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey and Joy Harjo, the first Native American to join the academy's board. The academy announced the selections Monday. The chancellors serve as consultants, prize judges and "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2010 file photo, author Ntozake Shange attends a special screening of 'For Colored Girls' at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Playwright, poet and author Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf," has died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, according to her daughter, Savannah Sange. She was 70. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
October 27, 2018 - 11:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf," died Saturday, according to her daughter. She was 70. Shange's "For Colored Girls" describes...
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October 24, 2018 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prize-winning poet admired for his candor and sharp, off-beat humor has died. Tony Hoagland was 64. Jeff Shotts, executive editor of Graywolf Press, told The Associated Press that Hoagland died Tuesday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The cause was pancreatic cancer. A native...
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The panel of judges, from left, Jacqueline Rose, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Val McDermid, Leo Robson and Leanne Shapton pose for a photo, during the Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist announcement, at Riverbank House, in London, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Three U.K. authors, two Americans and a Canadian are finalists for the Man Booker Prize for fiction. The shortlist announced Thursday includes two first novels: U.K. poet Robin Robertson's verse novel "The Long Take" and "Everything Under" by British writer Daisy Johnson. The American finalists are Rachel Kushner's prison story "The Mars Room" and Richard Powers' tree-inspired tale "The Overstory." (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 7:21 am
LONDON (AP) — A novel in verse and a story about trees and the people who love them are among six finalists announced Thursday for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction. U.K. poet Robin Robertson's verse novel about violence and social division in contemporary America, "The Long Take," and U...
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September 14, 2018 - 10:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tayari Jones' "An American Marriage" and Tommy Orange's "There, There," two of the year's most talked-about novels, are on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards. Other books announced Friday by the National Book Foundation include Lauren Groff's "Florida," Brandon Hobson...
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September 13, 2018 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize winners Natasha Trethewey and Rae Armantrout are among those on the poetry longlist for the National Book Awards. The National Book Foundation announced Thursday that Trethewey, a former U.S. poet laureate, was chosen for "Monument: Poems New and Selected" and...
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