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Natalie Diaz appointed Marshall endowed chair in poetry at ASU (via ASU)

Arizona State University Associate Professor Natalie Diaz has been named the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University. The endowed chair provides funds for an ASU professor in the Department of English who is “a major poet and rising star in the field of American poetry” to use for research,…Read more Natalie Diaz appointed Marshall endowed chair in poetry at ASU (via ASU)

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The Poet's List - Poet - Poetry News Spoken word Video - Kendra Steel

Poetry helped her through tough time (via Herald Net)

Stepping up to a microphone to share poetry you’ve written can be terrifying. Kendra Steel can sympathize. She admits she once had to rely on liquid courage to do it. But now the 24-year-old poet from Everett has come to enjoy taking the mic. Steel attends Everett Poetry Night at Cafe Zippy on Thursdays. After…Read more Poetry helped her through tough time (via Herald Net)

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U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith brings poetry to the people (via Juneau Empire)

The end of Tracy K. Smith’s reading in the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building sounded more like the wrap up of a comedy set than the conclusion of a visit from the U.S. poet laureate. For most of Wednesday evening’s event, as Smith read poems from her book, “Wade in the Water,” the audience was…Read more U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith brings poetry to the people (via Juneau Empire)

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New book analyzes poetry across the world (via Cornell Chronicle)

“What one cannot compute, one must poetize,” concludes a new interdisciplinary study of poetry, “Poetry and Mind: Tractatus Poetico-Philosophicus,” by Laurent Dubreuil, professor of comparative literature and Romance studies, and a member of the cognitive science program. While not a direct sequel to Dubreuil’s previous book, “The Intellective Space,” his new work shows how we…Read more New book analyzes poetry across the world (via Cornell Chronicle)

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The Poetry of America’s Most Dangerous City (via The Atlantic)

Click here to watch the video for Hummingbirds in the Trenches. Society begs us to pull up our bootstraps and fly to Venus / But when you keep us padlocked to trenches / It ain’t easy to show our genius. That’s Kondwani Fidel, a celebrated spoken-word poet from Baltimore, rapping about his experience growing up…Read more The Poetry of America’s Most Dangerous City (via The Atlantic)

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Poetry program helps Lancaster students express themselves (via Lancaster Online)

Poetry is boring. And difficult. At least that’s what Journie Rodriguez thought at the beginning of the just-completed school year. By the end of the school year, however, the King Elementary fifth-grader had changed her mind. Her English class took part in Poetry Paths, a program that teaches students in the School District of Lancaster…Read more Poetry program helps Lancaster students express themselves (via Lancaster Online)

Poetry Is Making A Big Comeback In The U.S., Survey Results Reveal (via NPR)

In half a decade, the number of U.S. adults who are reading poetry has nearly doubled. That's according to the results of a new survey by the National Endowment for the Arts, which announced Thursday that "as a share of the total U.S. adult population, this poetry readership is the highest on record over a…Read more Poetry Is Making A Big Comeback In The U.S., Survey Results Reveal (via NPR)