Posts in “poetry” (88)

Amiri Baraka , formerly Everett LeRoi Jones, was born in 1934 in Newark, New Jersey. He published as Leroi Jones until the assassination of Malcom X, after which he changed his name to Amiri… continue reading

By Administrator   January 12, 2007   

Sharon Olds began publishing in 1980, winning the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1983 for The Dead & the Living . Other works by Olds include Strike Sparks: Selected Poems (2004,… continue reading

By Administrator   January 5, 2007   

Wallace Stevens was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1879. Though he longed to be a professional writer, he ended up practicing law until 1916. Stevens nevertheless began publishing under the… continue reading

By Administrator   December 28, 2006   

Carolyn Forché refers to herself as "a poet of witness." Indeed, in 1983, she acted as a journalist for Amnesty International in El Salvador in 1983 and as a Beirut correspondent… continue reading

By Administrator   December 18, 2006    2

Edna St. Vincent Millay, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (in 1923, for The Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems), was known not only for her writing but for what was considered at the… continue reading

By Administrator   December 6, 2006   

Former United States Poet Laureate and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, Robert Pinsky, is the author of six books of poetry: Jersey Rain, The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems… continue reading

By Administrator   December 1, 2006    1

Rita Dove’s books include American Smooth, On the Bus with Rosa Parks , Mother Love , Selected Poems, Grace Notes , Thomas and Beulah (which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry), Museum , and… continue reading

By Administrator   November 8, 2006   

Sherman Alexie was raised on the Spokane Indian reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He was born with water in his brain and was not expected to live. Even when he did, doctors predicted he would… continue reading

By Administrator   November 1, 2006