Race, Poetry and Struggle

9 September, 1934, marks the birthday of poet, playwright, activist and Professor, Sonia Sanchez. In 1969, Sanchez published her first book of poetry for adults, Homecoming. She followed that up with 1970’s We a BaddDDD …

The Month of May Begins

The 1st of May, or “May Day” and sometimes called “International Workers Day,” has the unusual distinction of being a holiday that was born in the United States, but rarely receiving any official recognition here …

Found Poetry

Found Poems are those that are culled from others works, not intended as poetry, but slightly edited and restrung so they take on a poetic form. Found poems are all around us. One of the …

Poets and Cinema

Poets do not often figure as central characters in motion picture dramas, but the 1994 film, Il Postino, proved to be the exception to that rule:

Poems and Memory

Please take a moment to view this brief video in which Professor Richard Dawkins reads a selection from A.E. Housman, and explains why it is meaningful to him…

Words of Walt

April is Poetry Month, so today we bring you an American classic from Walt Whitman as read by Will Geer… Pioneers! Oh Pioneers!