Poetry

May 02, 2018 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese-American poet known for blending a wide range of influences has won a $60,000 prize. John Yau is this year's winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize, Poets & Writers told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The prize is given to an American writer of "exceptional" talent who...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Friday, April 17, 2015, a national library employee shows the gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to the late novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Bogota, Colombia. For the first time since 1943, there’s a notable chance that no Nobel Prize for Literature will be awarded this year, it is revealed Monday April 30, 2018, as the Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Literature winner, is embroiled in sex abuse and financial crimes scandals. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, FILE)
April 30, 2018 - 2:40 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — For the first time since 1943, there's a notable risk that no Nobel Prize in literature will be awarded this year. And that's not because the world's authors, poets, essayists and other writers have been found wanting. The painful, though not unprecedented possibility...
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April 25, 2018 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actresses Uma Thurman and Christine Lahti (LAH'-tee) were among the readers and Grammy winner Patty Griffin performed a new song during a poetry tribute in New York City. Presented by the Academy of American Poets, the 16th annual "Poetry & the Creative Mind" was held Wednesday...
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In this April 13, 2018 photo, Shaquille O'Neal poses for a picture in Los Angeles. The basketball icon-turned-TV personality is adding poetry to his resume as one of the stars of the new public television series “Poetry in America.” (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 20, 2018 - 4:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal called himself "The Big Baryshnikov" and "The Big Socrates" in his days in the NBA. Now he can add "The Big Shakespeare." The basketball Hall-of-Famer, TNT TV analyst, commercial pitchman and onetime rapper is putting poetry on his lengthy resume as part of a new...
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April 17, 2018 - 5:19 pm
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Sam Hamill, a poet, translator and anti-war activist who as co-founder of Copper Canyon Press published works by Pablo Neruda, W.S. Merwin and many other celebrated poets, has died at age 74. Hamill died Saturday at his home in Anacortes, Washington, following a period...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2006 file photo, poet J.D. McClatchy discusses his English translation of Mozart's "The Magic Flute," at Lincoln Center in New York. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that McClatchy died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at his home in Manhattan. He was 72 and had been battling cancer. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
April 11, 2018 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. McClatchy, a revered and versatile man of letters praised as a poet, librettist, educator, editor and translator, died Tuesday night at his home in Manhattan. He was 72. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that McClatchy, known as "Sandy" to his friends, had been battling...
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March 21, 2018 - 8:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten emerging writers, a mix of poets, dramatists and fiction and nonfiction authors, were the winners of this year's $50,000 Whiting Awards on Wednesday night. Nobel laureate Toni Morrison was scheduled to speak at the ceremony in Manhattan, but could not attend because of a...
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March 07, 2018 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lucie Brock-Broido, a prize-winning poet and educator, has died at age 61. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Wednesday that Brock-Broido died Tuesday at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The cause of death was not immediately provided. Brock-Broido was the author of four...
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Ursula Le Guin American author of novels, children's books, is seen in a Sept. 9, 2001 photo at home in Portland, Ore. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified Twitter account. She was 88. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 2:27 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin died suddenly and peacefully Monday at her home in Portland, Oregon, after several weeks of health concerns,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony for a solar panel project on farmland he owns in his hometown of Plains, Ga. Carter is working on a book about his religious faith. Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, that Carter’s “Faith: A Journey for All” will tell of how religion has sustained him and what role it plays in society. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 17, 2018 - 9:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is working on a book about his religious faith. Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that Carter's "Faith: A Journey for All" will tell of how religion has sustained him and what role it plays in society. Carter, 93, said in a statement that he...
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