We invited 2016 Walt Whitman winner Mai Der Vang to curate a five-part series that will highlight a small community of Hmong American poets whose voices enrich and bring greater diversity to the literary landscape of this country. Each month, Vang will feature a poem by and discussion with a Hmong American poet as a way to showcase their work and explore the themes that drive them to write.
In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, we commissioned fifty poets to write poems about a park in each of the fifty states for the project Imagine Our Parks with Poems.
|Oct 2016||Famous Last Words||Essays|
|Oct 2016||Poetry Breaks: Stanley Kunitz Reads "The Portrait"||Video|
|Oct 2016||Poetry Breaks: Galway Kinnell Reads "Daybreak"||Video|
|Oct 2016||Yusef Komunyakaa and Ishion Hutchinson: What Is It to Be an American?||Interviews|
|Oct 2016||Poetry Breaks: Philip Levine Reads "M. Degas Teaches Art & Science ..."||Video|
|Sep 2016||Poems for Autumn||Poetry Roundups|
|Sep 2016||Poems about School Subjects||Poetry Roundups|
|Sep 2016||Poetry's Place in the History of Banned Books||Essays|
|Aug 2016||Poets' Odd Jobs||Essays|
|Jul 2016||Summer Reading Recommendations||Reading Guides|