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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)

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Best poetry books of 2020 (via Guardian)

While the pandemic might have stopped poets gathering physically, poetry itself is in good health. [In 2020] books of urgency and contemplation have jostled for attention, and striking new voices have emerged. Prime among these has been Will Harris, whose RENDANG (Granta) won the Forward prize for first collection. Harris writes with a piercing clarity and … Continue reading Best poetry books of 2020 (via Guardian)