Poets & Poetry


Sat September 28, 2013

News From Lake Wobegon: Garrison Keillor Has A New Book Of Poetry

Originally published on Sat September 28, 2013 9:16 am

Garrison Keillor has been the host of A Prairie Home Companion since it began nearly four decades ago. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1994.
Courtesy of Grove Press

If you're a regular public radio listener, you may hear Garrison Keillor every morning reading other people's poems on The Writer's Almanac. Now, the Prairie Home Companion host has decided to share some of his own poems for a change.

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Thu August 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Slam Poet's 'OCD' Love Poem Makes Waves

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 5:48 am

Neil Hilborn performs "OCD" at the 2013 Rustbelt Poetry Slam.


Tue August 6, 2013
Arts & Life

Pinsky's 'Singing School': Poetry For The Verse Averse

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 4:06 am

Robert Pinsky served as the United States Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000.
Ebony Bailey NPR

For Robert Pinsky, the pleasure in poetry comes from the music of the language, and not from the meaning of the words. So he put together an anthology of 80 poems that are models by master poets -- from Sappho to Allen Ginsberg, Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson.

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Tue May 28, 2013
Sweetness And Light

One More Swing: 'Casey At The Bat'

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 9:03 am

Paul Sancya AP

Frank Deford puts aside his gripes this week to pay tribute to the poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, first published in the San Francisco Examiner 125 years ago June 3.

The Outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day:
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
A sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

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Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Navajo Nation Names Its First Poet Laureate

Luci Tapahonso is the author of several collections of poetry, including A Radiant Curve and Blue Horses Rush In.
Native truth Wikimedia Commons