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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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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Jamaal May

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale, Online Communications Coordinator, Poetry

Detroit poet Jamaal May’s poem “I Do Have A Seam,” which he reads in the video above, is three poems in one. The form, called a contrapuntal poem, is made up of two columns. The reader can read the first … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Mark Doty

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

In Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Mark Doty’s book-length meditation on art and poetry, he concludes that poems exist “as advocates of intimacy, as embodiments of paradox, as witnesses to earth, here, this moment, now. Evidence, thus, that tenderness … Continue reading

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