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Poetry Friday: Natasha Trethewey, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

There are poets who take an aesthetic position that does not include history, politics or social issues as subject matter for their poetry.  They maintain this position because they are more interested in poems that go inward, explore the inner … Continue reading

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Poetry: Philip Levine, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Director, Poetry Program

For a brief introduction to his work, listen to U. S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine read “What Work Is” on the PBS News Hour, here. Philip Levine is one of those poets whose clarity of vision is so fierce his … Continue reading

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