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Barack Obama’s inaugural poet envisions a post-Trump future: ‘We’re not back in the Brady Bunch house’

Richard blanco is greeted by then-Vice President Joe Biden and then-President Barack Obama after reciting his poem during the presidential inauguration on 21 January 2013 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC

Barack Obama’s inaugural poet envisions a post-Trump future: ‘We’re not back in the Brady Bunch house’ Barack Obama’s inaugural poet envisions a post-Trump future: ‘We’re not back in the Brady Bunch house’ E ight years ago, Richard Blanco stood at the US Capitol in an elegant black coat, a white button-down shirt, and a black tie. He had been chosen …

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Natan Zach, Blunt and Cherished Israeli Poet, Dies at 89

Natan Zach, Blunt and Cherished Israeli Poet, Dies at 89

Natan Zach, Blunt and Cherished Israeli Poet, Dies at 89 Natan Zach, Blunt and Cherished Israeli Poet, Dies at 89 “It was an act of patricide, but also a defiant and condescending act of criticism by a man who was very knowledgeable about world literature,” the literary critic Ariana Melamed wrote in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz after Mr. Zach’s death. …

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‘The Power of Adrienne Rich’ Captures a Forceful and Complicated Poet

‘The Power of Adrienne Rich’ Captures a Forceful and Complicated Poet

‘The Power of Adrienne Rich’ Captures a Forceful and Complicated Poet ‘The Power of Adrienne Rich’ Captures a Forceful and Complicated Poet She’d met Conrad before she left for Oxford, where she went to study and write. There she fell in with a crowd that included the poets Donald Hall and Geoffrey Hill. She began publishing poems in The New …

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Derek Mahon, Popular Irish Poet, Is Dead at 78

Derek Mahon, Popular Irish Poet, Is Dead at 78

Derek Mahon, Popular Irish Poet, Is Dead at 78 Derek Mahon, Popular Irish Poet, Is Dead at 78 The poet and author Richard Tillinghast, writing in the literary magazine The New Criterion in 1999, expressed admiration for Mr. Mahon’s plainspokenness. “Mahon’s work is reticent, witty, and bracingly hard-edged,” he wrote. “Most refreshingly he does not attempt the de rigueur transcendental …

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This Basketball-Loving Poet Resists Categorization

This Basketball-Loving Poet Resists Categorization

This Basketball-Loving Poet Resists Categorization This Basketball-Loving Poet Resists Categorization Fresh off the success of his play “Barber Shop Chronicles,” Inua Ellams has a new book out, “The Half God of Rainfall,” about a son of Zeus who dominates on the courts. Source link

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Anne Stevenson, Poet and Plath Biographer, Is Dead at 87

Anne Stevenson, Poet and Plath Biographer, Is Dead at 87

Anne Stevenson, Poet and Plath Biographer, Is Dead at 87 Anne Stevenson, Poet and Plath Biographer, Is Dead at 87 In the British newspaper The Independent, Ronald Hayman was even harsher, calling “Bitter Fame” a “vindictive book” that sought not only to blame Ms. Plath for the failed marriage but also “to undermine her poetic achievement by representing her verse …

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Rebel Poet Sulaiman Layeq’s Death Leaves 40 Years of Afghan Work Unfinished

Rebel Poet Sulaiman Layeq's Death Leaves 40 Years of Afghan Work Unfinished

Rebel Poet Sulaiman Layeq’s Death Leaves 40 Years of Afghan Work Unfinished Rebel Poet Sulaiman Layeq’s Death Leaves 40 Years of Afghan Work Unfinished “They can start with me — I am a volunteer to go to a tribunal,” Mr. Layeq said. “In the games of powers, in the games of parties, in the rivalries of international giants here, a …

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A New Hampshire Poet Laureate Lifts Her City’s Covid-19 Advisories

A New Hampshire Poet Laureate Lifts Her City’s Covid-19 Advisories

A New Hampshire Poet Laureate Lifts Her City’s Covid-19 Advisories A New Hampshire Poet Laureate Lifts Her City’s Covid-19 Advisories The themes vary. “Each week I have just been writing about what has been on my mind,” said Ms. Truax, who is also the current Maine beat poet laureate, adding that she writes the poems on Saturdays. One poem paid …

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A Poet Whose Calling Is Doubt Celebrates Language’s Uncertainty

A Poet Whose Calling Is Doubt Celebrates Language’s Uncertainty

A Poet Whose Calling Is Doubt Celebrates Language’s Uncertainty A Poet Whose Calling Is Doubt Celebrates Language’s Uncertainty McHugh knows that eccentricity can make for great storytelling — better even if it’s infused with irony. Take, for example, “Stick,” a poem about Jean-Baptiste Lully, the 17th-century inventor of the conductor’s baton. Lully stabbed himself in the toe with his own …

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Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate for a Second Term

Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate for a Second Term

Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate for a Second Term Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate for a Second Term Joy Harjo has been appointed to a second term as the nation’s poet laureate, the Library of Congress announced on Thursday. During her first year in the role, Harjo focused on expanding her digital presence, connecting with other …

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