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Henry Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer, completing thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories, and six novels during his lifetime. In the Fifties and Sixties, he worked as a letter… continue reading Poet of the Week--Charles Bukowski

By written by Administrator    February 22, 2007   

The Philadelphia Weekly gave the Free Library some love this week (scroll down to read it ). continue reading Poetry Event

By written by Administrator    February 21, 2007   

  Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1965 for her first book, Dream Barker . Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965-2003 won the 2004 National Book Award for… continue reading Poet of the Week--Jean Valentine

By written by Administrator    February 15, 2007   

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was one of the most influential American spiritual writers of the 20th century. In his short life, he wrote over 60 books, hundreds of poems, and countless essays ranging… continue reading Poet of the Week--Thomas Merton

By written by Administrator    February 9, 2007   

Audre Geraldine Lorde wrote her first poem in the eighth grade. In 1954, she spent a pivotal year as a student at the National University of Mexico and then returned to the United States,… continue reading Poet of the Week--Audre Lorde

By written by Administrator    February 2, 2007   

Federico García Lorca was one of Spain's most prolific and important writers. The poet and playwright was born June 5, 1899, and published his first book, Impresiones y Viajes , at the… continue reading Poet of the Week--Federico García Lorca

By written by Administrator    January 29, 2007   

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 Poet of the Week--Amiri Baraka

By written 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 Poem of the Week--Sharon Olds

By written 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 Poet of the Week - Wallace Stevens

By written 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 Poem of the Week--Carolyn Forche

By written by Administrator    December 18, 2006    3

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 Poet of the Week....Edna St. Vincent Millay

By written 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 Poem of the Week--Robert Pinsky

By written 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 Poem of the Week--Rita Dove

By written 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 Poet of the Week - Sherman Alexie

By written by Administrator    November 1, 2006   

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