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Know Your History - 27th April - Cecil Day-Lewis born

On this day… 27th April, 1904 – Cecil Day-Lewis born

Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis), CBE (27 April 1904 – 22 May 1972) was a British poet and the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972. 176 more words

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more laureates

Now and then we like to update our list of poets laureate. Links are provided, where available, to the poet’s own website, the announcement or the appointing agency. 103 more words


When We Arrived presents: Black on a Saturday Night a poem by Rita Dove (video post)

Rita Dove, the first African American Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress and the second African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry


"All Things Come from Splendor": The Poet Laureate Charles Wright

I was excited last summer when I heard that Charles Wright would become the Poet Laureate of the United States. I am drawn to the way he meditates on the weather and the change of seasons as though they are life-giving texts and discerns meaning about himself and his mortality. 486 more words


"Always Running" author, LA Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez at VC Earth Day

On Earth Day April 22, 2015 and during April’s National Poetry Month,  Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis Rodriquez will speak and read from 6-9pm at Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura CA 93003 as part of a free One Book One Campus Celebration from 6-9pm in Guthrie Hall located on the west side of campus. 214 more words

Literary Arts

Spring Course at ACAD!

This spring I am scheduled to teach an extended studies credit course at Alberta College of Art + Design:  ENGL217: Introduction to Narrative ENGL217 is dedicated to the exploration of the potential of found and crafted narrative – how narrative and story emerges from alternate media, is crafted by the the reader and how it can be a physical, graphic process-based activity. 66 more words

'Former teen poet' Barack Obama advises reading Walt Whitman to understand America

@ByronTau @WSJPolitics and maybe some Orwell.

— David Madeira (@DavidJMadeira) April 17, 2015

In celebration of National Poetry Month, President Obama and the first lady hosted a poetry reading at the White House Friday afternoon featuring poet laureate Elizabeth Alexander (not to mention a quick offering by poet Mark Knoller).

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