Poetry

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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December 10, 2017 - 6:40 am
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — For the first time in more than half a century, a series of Christmas cards and booklets that feature poems by Robert Frost, the poet known for his gritty images of rural New England life, are on display at Vermont's Middlebury College. Some of the poems were published for...
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Walter Skold, left, and gravestone carver Michael Updike discuss the design of Skold's future tombstone, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Newbury, Mass. Skold drew inspiration from his visits to the graves of more than 600 poets for his own tombstone to be carved by the son of novelist John Updike. The design represents a poignant and humorous mishmash inspired by the graves of poets including John Keats, Herman Melville, Elizabeth Frost and Frances Osgood. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 01, 2017 - 10:47 am
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America is preparing for the day he'll become a dead poet himself — by getting a tombstone. Walter Skold is drawing inspiration from his visits to the graves of more than 600 bards for his own tombstone to be carved by the son of...
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Writer Jesmyn Ward attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. Ward's "Sing, Unburied, Sing," a surreal and poetic novel about a struggling family in Mississippi, on Wednesday night won the National Book Award for fiction. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
November 15, 2017 - 11:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jesmyn Ward's "Sing, Unburied, Sing," a surreal and poetic novel about a struggling family in Mississippi, on Wednesday night won the National Book Award for fiction. It was the second time Ward received the fiction prize: She won in 2011 for "Salvage the Bones." Masha Gessen's "The...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2015 file photo, Nikki Giovanni appears at the unveiling of the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp in Washington. The 74-year-old poet has a new collection entitled, “A Good Cry." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 10, 2017 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nikki Giovanni has a thing about words, even a single one — like "needed." "I'm not needed," the beloved poet, drinking coffee at a hotel lounge in midtown Manhattan, insisted during a recent interview. "I think I'm enjoyed. I enjoy my audience and I think my audience enjoys me. I'...
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Documents recently rediscovered in Lithuania are displayed at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. These documents along with more than 170,000 other pages are part of a recently discovered trove of Jewish materials from Lithuania thought to have been destroyed during the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 24, 2017 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The American public is getting a chance to view newly discovered Jewish documents that had been presumed destroyed during the Holocaust. Ten documents brought over from Lithuania went on display Tuesday at New York's YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, which is working with the...
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FILE - A Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 file photo of Canadian author, Margaret Atwood, attending a ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany. Atwood has been awarded the Franz Kafka Prize, a literary award. An international jury chose Atwood in May to win the annual Franz Kafka Prize awarded by the Prague-based Franz Kafka Society. ( Arne Dedert/dpa via AP, File)
October 17, 2017 - 1:52 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood has been awarded the Franz Kafka Prize. An international jury selected Atwood in May as the winner of the annual literary award, which is handed out by the Prague-based Franz Kafka Society. Atwood was in Prague on Tuesday to receive the award...
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FILE- In this July 18, 2006, file photo, poet Richard Wilbur poses for a photo at his home in Cummington, Mass. Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, died. He was 96. Wilbur died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, night in Belmont, Mass., with his family by his side, according to friend and fellow poet, Dana Gioia. (AP Photo/Nancy Palmieri, File)
October 15, 2017 - 7:50 pm
Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, died. He was 96. Wilbur died Saturday night in Belmont, Massachusetts, with his...
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October 05, 2017 - 9:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An acclaimed poet and editor says she will correct any errors in her current book after a critic alleged she had improperly lifted material. Jill Bialosky said in a statement Thursday that she had "inadvertently" used "fragments" from "common biographical sources" for her memoir "...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, author Jesmyn Ward speaks at Book Expo America in New York. Ward, Masha Gessen and Frances Fitzgerald are among this year’s finalists for the National Book Awards. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 04, 2017 - 9:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen and Frances Fitzgerald are among this year's finalists for the National Book Awards. On Wednesday, the National Book Foundation announced short lists of five each in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, young people's literature and poetry. Winners will...
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