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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Tracy K. Smith

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

We rarely think of such kitschy science fiction films as Omega Man, Soylent Green and the many sequels to the original Planet of the Apes as poetic. But in a PBS NewsHour interview, Tracy K. Smith has said she drew … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Gary Snyder

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Raised on a small dairy farm that bordered on the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, from an early age Gary Snyder had a strong sense of our connection to the natural world. Surviving on a subsistence farm in the Great … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Aja Monet

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale, Online Communications Coordinator, Poetry

Listen to Brooklyn poet Aja Monet read, and you’ll immediately be drawn in by her strong voice. Monet is a young poet, vibrant and warm but also balancing a worldliness and sophistication which surpasses her age. She’s got a presence … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Patrick Rosal

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Program Coordinator

Pat Rosal was born and raised in New Jersey and has written “love poems” to this wonderful state, which is just one of the reasons I will always have a soft spot in my heart for him. Watch him read … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Robert Pinsky

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

In The Sounds of Poetry, three-term U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky writes, “The medium of poetry is a human body: the column of air inside the chest, shaped into signifying sounds in the larynx and the mouth. In this sense … Continue reading

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