August MacDonald finds peace in writing poems. She writes about brains and bodies and how humans are changing chameleons.

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Jacqueline Chow loves bugs. Her poetry speaks to the true beauty of nature.

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Gillian Chamberlin’s haunting and beautiful poems will make readers long and ache. She says that writing poetry allows her to make her thoughts more digestible.

Young Creators Project poet spotlight: Gillian Chamberlin

Gillian Chamberlin’s haunting and beautiful poems will make readers long and ache. She says that writing poetry allows her to make her thoughts more digestible.

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Salome Agbaroji, a high school student in Artesia, loves the adrenaline of performing spoken word poetry. Her writing speaks to the beauty and disparities in her hometown of LA.

Young Creators Project spotlight: Salome Agbaroji

Salome Agbaroji, a high school student in Artesia, loves the adrenaline of performing spoken word poetry. Her writing speaks to the beauty and disparities in her hometown of LA.

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Poetry teacher and performer Aiyana Sha’niel is the youngest graduate of the Community Literature Initiative program.

Young Creators Poet spotlight: Meet Aiyana Sha’niel

Poetry teacher and performer Aiyana Sha’niel is the youngest graduate of the Community Literature Initiative program.

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Editor/poet Emily Skillings and poet/critic John Yau speak about an iconic poet of the 21st century, John Ashbery, and his posthumous book, “Parallel Movement of the Hands: Five…

Emily Skillings and John Yau: John Ashbery’s “Parallel Movement of the Hands: Five Unfinished Longer Works” (Re-air)

Editor/poet Emily Skillings and poet/critic John Yau speak about an iconic poet of the 21st century, John Ashbery, and his posthumous book, “Parallel Movement of the Hands: Five…

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Rita Dove’s new book of poetry, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” goes in many different historical and personal directions.

Rita Dove: “Playlist for the Apocalypse” (Re-air)

Rita Dove’s new book of poetry, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” goes in many different historical and personal directions.

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with favorites from the Bookworm archives spotlighting luminary poets and their treasured books.

Bookworm’s Favorite Poetry Books: From the Beats to Beyonce

Celebrate National Poetry Month with favorites from the Bookworm archives spotlighting luminary poets and their treasured books.

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The debut novel of Robert Jones, Jr., “The Prophets,” is lyrical prose about the dimensionality and interiority of people.

Robert Jones, Jr.: “The Prophets” (Re-air)

The debut novel of Robert Jones, Jr., “The Prophets,” is lyrical prose about the dimensionality and interiority of people.

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To celebrate National Poetry Month and her debut album “Are You Happy Now?”, LA bard-songstress Jensen McRae delivers an intimate performance and candid conversation about writing, coming of age, and courage.

Live from Anne’s Backyard: Jensen McRae

To celebrate National Poetry Month and her debut album “Are You Happy Now?”, LA bard-songstress Jensen McRae delivers an intimate performance and candid conversation about writing, coming of age, and courage.

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Pioneering LA poet Michelle T. Clinton stopped by “SNAP!” in 1984 to perform a sequence of groundbreaking poems, including “Did She Bleed,” “High Blood/Pressure,” and “I Wanna Be Black.”

Michelle T. Clinton

Pioneering LA poet Michelle T. Clinton stopped by “SNAP!” in 1984 to perform a sequence of groundbreaking poems, including “Did She Bleed,” “High Blood/Pressure,” and “I Wanna Be Black.”

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Master poet Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discusses her fiction debut, “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.”

Honoree Fanonne Jeffers: “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois” (Part 1)

Master poet Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discusses her fiction debut, “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.”

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Host Jonathan Bastian talks with David Whyte about the power of the written and spoken word.

Poet David Whyte; on writing the unspeakable

Host Jonathan Bastian talks with David Whyte about the power of the written and spoken word.

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Teresa K. Miller discusses “Borderline Fortune,” which won her the National Poetry Series, when she was about ready to give up on herself.

Teresa K. Miller with Carol Muske-Dukes “Borderline Fortune”

Teresa K. Miller discusses “Borderline Fortune,” which won her the National Poetry Series, when she was about ready to give up on herself.

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Today marks the 80th birthday of an artist who has shared his wisdom and words for the last 60 years to a global audience.

Celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday with our sound collage mixtape

Today marks the 80th birthday of an artist who has shared his wisdom and words for the last 60 years to a global audience.

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Biographer Brad Gooch reveals that he traveled 2500 miles to trace Rumi's footsteps, learned Persian and spent eight years to write “Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.”

Brad Gooch: Rumi's Secret

Biographer Brad Gooch reveals that he traveled 2500 miles to trace Rumi's footsteps, learned Persian and spent eight years to write “Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.”

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Rita Dove’s new book of poetry, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” goes in many different historical and personal directions.

Rita Dove: “Playlist for the Apocalypse”

Rita Dove’s new book of poetry, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” goes in many different historical and personal directions.

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A tribute to the co-founder of the highly influential independent bookstore and publisher City Lights, renowned poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

A Tribute to Lawrence Ferlinghetti: “Time of Useful Consciousness”

A tribute to the co-founder of the highly influential independent bookstore and publisher City Lights, renowned poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

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In a special Scheer Intelligence from a March 2019 conversation, Robert Scheer talks with his lifelong friend and legendary poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who passed recently in San…

In conversation with Lawrence Ferlinghetti

In a special Scheer Intelligence from a March 2019 conversation, Robert Scheer talks with his lifelong friend and legendary poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who passed recently in San…

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Arlo Parks is an incredible 20-year-old singer-songwriter, musician, and poet. Arlo Parks joined us for a conversation and an exclusive performance for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

How Arlo Parks followed her musical instincts into ‘Sunbeams’

Arlo Parks is an incredible 20-year-old singer-songwriter, musician, and poet. Arlo Parks joined us for a conversation and an exclusive performance for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Joel Whitney joins Robert Scheer to talk about the lives of poets George and Mary Oppen, two admirable Americans persecuted for their leftist ideals.

The Egregious Price America Exacts for Integrity

Joel Whitney joins Robert Scheer to talk about the lives of poets George and Mary Oppen, two admirable Americans persecuted for their leftist ideals.

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Those who read to write will want to hear Eileen Myles talk about “For Now,” which is part of the "Why I Write" series from Yale University Press.

Eileen Myles: “For Now (Why I Write)”

Those who read to write will want to hear Eileen Myles talk about “For Now,” which is part of the "Why I Write" series from Yale University Press.

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“How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton,” edited by Aracelis Girmay, is a literary special treat.

Aracelis Girmay: “How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton”

“How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton,” edited by Aracelis Girmay, is a literary special treat.

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Henri Cole is a really sensational poet even for people who may not think poetry can be sensational.

Henri Cole: Blizzard

Henri Cole is a really sensational poet even for people who may not think poetry can be sensational.

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Victoria Chang’s Obit is a poetry book about the impact of death on the living.

Victoria Chang: Obit (Part 1)

Victoria Chang’s Obit is a poetry book about the impact of death on the living.

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Charles North describes Everything and Other Poems as “messy poetry” without the formal demands of his earlier work.

Charles North: Everything and Other Poems

Charles North describes Everything and Other Poems as “messy poetry” without the formal demands of his earlier work.

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Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.

Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé

Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.

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