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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.

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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.

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May 2014 Not Persuasion, But Transport: The Poetry of Witness Blaney Lecture
Nov 2015 Ancestors: A Mapping of Indigenous Poetry and Poets Blaney Lecture
Nov 2010 Anne Carson's Blaney Lecture Blaney Lecture
Jun 2012 The Whispered Rush, Telepathy of Archives Blaney Lecture
Feb 2016 In Memory of C. D. Wright by Brenda Hillman, Arthur Sze, Naomi Shihab Nye Tributes
Apr 2015 Poems about Anonymity and Loneliness Poetry Roundups
Jul 2007 Poems about Aliens Poetry Roundups
Feb 2016 Contemporary Love Poems Poetry Roundups
Jul 2015 Poems about Dreams & Sleep Poetry Roundups
Apr 2016 Poems about Trees Poetry Roundups