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Poetry Foundation Leadership Resigns After Black Lives Matter Statement (via NY Times)

The Poetry Foundation announced on Wednesday that its president and board chairman are resigning, several days after an open letter signed by more than 1,800 poets and others criticized the foundation’s recent statement on the Black Lives Matter movement and called for them to be replaced. The president, Henry Bienen, a former president of Northwestern … Continue reading Poetry Foundation Leadership Resigns After Black Lives Matter Statement (via NY Times)

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New Anthology Collects Dozens of Poems About Pandemic (via NY Times)

As the coronavirus spread in March, poet Ada Limon struggled at first to write, feeling “flattened and silenced” by a pandemic that had shut down much of the world she knew. “I could call nothing to me. I’d think of a sound, a word, a subject and it was all failing,” she told The Associated … Continue reading New Anthology Collects Dozens of Poems About Pandemic (via NY Times)

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Emory professor Jericho Brown wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (via Atlanta INTown)

Jericho Brown, Emory’s Winship Distinguished Research Professor in Creative Writing, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his latest collection, “The Tradition.” The 2020 Pulitzer Prizes were announced via video May 4. The prize for poetry is given annually to a “distinguished volume of original verse by an American author.” In selecting Brown’s book … Continue reading Emory professor Jericho Brown wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (via Atlanta INTown)

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Poetry with purpose: Mahogany Browne educates with activism (via The Chronicle)

Social justice is often fought for through art, and one poet, educator, and activist has written her own way towards advocating for the truth. Mahogany Browne performed poetry at the Huxley Theatre in the New York State Museum on Thursday, and spoke with attendees about what her role as a poet, writer, activist, and educator … Continue reading Poetry with purpose: Mahogany Browne educates with activism (via The Chronicle)

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Imelda May on poetry and equality (via The Irish Post)

Full Title: "INTERVIEW: Imelda May on poetry and equality ahead of all-female 'Imagining Ireland' cultural event" THIS MONTH will see Irish singer, songwriter and poet Imelda May take to the stage at London's Barbican Hall as part of a one-night only, all-female line-up event showcasing some of the best talent Ireland has to offer. But … Continue reading Imelda May on poetry and equality (via The Irish Post)