Poet Jacqueline Osherow says keep your voice elastic.
It takes a big federal agency to capture (and support) the diversity and aesthetic tastes of a melting-pot nation. The NEA is on a mission to keep excellent in writing a national priority.
Rhythm and roots mark Major Jackson’s poetry as he reaches back to the foundations of the form.
Poetry’s magic gone wild.
A poet reconsiders his earliest approach to craft.
Poet Elizabeth Alexander blends meter and family narrative in a lyrical memoir.
Poet Bruce Weigl talks about the trauma of war and the stories it produces.
The rhythms of Major Jackson’s poetry are rooted in his youth and his reach back to the history of the form.
The distinguished Canadian writer has pushed herself to work in a variety of genres, dramatizing issues of gender, power and society.
“Every discovery that I make as a writer, and the work it allows me to do, is true only for as long as it is true.”