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Book Bits: 'Go Set a Watchman,' DOJ asked to investigate Amazon, Alice Munro stamp, Mardi Jo Link

Readers who loved To Kill a Mockingbird have been in a state of shock for the last week or so as early reviews of Go Set a Watchman… 1,193 more words

Book Bits

the word that is a prayer

shared by former poet laureate natasha tretheway:

What I like best about poems, beyond their sheer aesthetic pleasures, is the way that the intimacy of a single voice speaking across time and space can become a call to empathy. 193 more words

Life

history lesson :: natasha tretheway

I am four in this photograph, standing
on a wide strip of Mississippi beach,
my hands on the flowered hips

of a bright bikini. My toes dig in, 83 more words

Poems

Former US poet laureate speaks about race at KU

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former U.S. poet laureate has shared with an audience at the University of Kansas her experience of having parents of different races and being raised in the South. 114 more words

News

Poetry and Medicine, The Language of the Body

I recently discovered a great segment on PBS NewsHour about poetry and medicine titled “Student physicians embrace poetry to hone art of healing.” It features interviews with former poet laureate Natasha Tretheway and physician poet Rafael Campo. 239 more words

Poetry

Prompt #32 Your Parents in Your Poems

I’ve embarked on a series of poems about my parents — in particular their early life together. I have visual memories, stories, photos, a few letters, and my memories of them as young people — and for some reason I am compelled to write about them now. 198 more words

Poem-A-Day

Remembering civil rights history, when ‘words meant everything’

2014 is the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act (1964). As part of a series of stories on this subject, NPR has run several stories and videos. 417 more words

Cupertino Poetry Exchange