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American Poets

Nature Writer, Loren Eiseley

Peter Neill | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

As I reflect on the now surprising longevity of the World Ocean Blog and our weekly audio program, the World Ocean Radio, my thoughts have turned to v...

Poet, activist, icon Sonia Sanchez: still "BaddDDD" As Ever

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

"Someone asked me, "'Why do you write?' And I said, 'Because I wanted to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.'"

6 Curious Things About Emily Dickinson, America's Favorite Recluse Poet

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts

Was Emily Dickinson in love with a woman?

Daily Meditation: Never Forget What You Can Do

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Melissa Jeltsen

Inside The Mind Of An Accidental Poet | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.24.2013 | Books

Gregory Sherl never wanted to be a writer. "I want to ask every poet Do you regret discovering words," he writes in his latest book, Monogamy Song...

The Smithsonian Celebrates the Faces of American Poetry

John Lundberg | Posted 12.21.2012 | Arts
John Lundberg

The Smithsonian exhibit is great way to meditate on how American poetry has changed in response to American culture, and how it will continue to change. As Whitman put it "I tramp a perpetual journey, (come listen all!)."

Thanksgiving Poems: The Cranberry Cantos

The Poetry Foundation | Editors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Poetry Foundation Thanksgiving is America's harvest festival--a time to acknowledge the help of family and friends, and a reminder of what a gift...