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Charles Wright is the new US poet laureate

Charles Wright, a native of Tennessee, author of 24 collections of poetry and winner of a National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award and a Bollingen Prize, has been appointed the next poet laureate of the … Continue reading

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A light goes out: Maya Angelou, one of poetry’s few household names, has died at age 86

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. – Dr. Maya Angelou, 1928-2014 I’m sad today because Maya Angelou has passed away. … Continue reading

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