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Bhanu Kapil wins TS Eliot poetry prize for ‘radical’ How to Wash a Heart (via Guardian)

Bhanu Kapil has won the most valuable award in British poetry, the TS Eliot prize, for her “radical and arresting” collection How to Wash a Heart, in which she depicts the uncomfortable dynamics between an immigrant and her white, middle-class host. In the collection, Kapil’s immigrant guest addresses her liberal host, exploring how “it’s exhausting … Continue reading Bhanu Kapil wins TS Eliot poetry prize for ‘radical’ How to Wash a Heart (via Guardian)

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Poet Amanda Gorman Goes From Inauguration Star to Internet Sensation (via Variety)

Click here to view the video for Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb." President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris ostensibly were the main attractions on Inauguration Day. But Amanda Gorman stole the show with her reading of uplifting poem “The Hill We Climb,” becoming an overnight media and internet star. The work by Gorman, 22, the youngest poet to … Continue reading Poet Amanda Gorman Goes From Inauguration Star to Internet Sensation (via Variety)

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Tongo Eisen-Martin becomes San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate (San Francisco Examiner)

Bernal Heights resident Tongo Eisen-Martin has become San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate. Mayor London Breed and City Librarian Michael Lambert announced the selection Friday. He will succeed poet Kim Shuck in the role. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tongo when he was teaching artist at the African American Arts and Culture complex, and … Continue reading Tongo Eisen-Martin becomes San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate (San Francisco Examiner)

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New Deep Vellum poetry editor leads community of Dallas writers (via Dallas Morning News)

Full Title: "New Deep Vellum poetry editor found community among Dallas writers. Now, he’s helping lead it (via Dallas Morning News)" Anyone paying close attention to Dallas culture will remember 2014 as the year a literary scene began to emerge. It was the year the city’s first independent bookstore, The Wild Detectives, opened; the year … Continue reading New Deep Vellum poetry editor leads community of Dallas writers (via Dallas Morning News)

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Meet Joy Harjo, the country’s first Indigenous poet laureate (via Business Insider)

Over the past few months, Joy Harjo, the nation's poet laureate and the first Indigenous person in US history to hold the title, has been receiving a lot more emails and handwritten letters. She says many people have been writing to thank her for her poetry, share their own, or ask for verses to help them … Continue reading Meet Joy Harjo, the country’s first Indigenous poet laureate (via Business Insider)