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Video: “The Tao of the Black Plastic Comb” by Glenis Redmond

. Directed by Irving Hillman, this short video is an interpretation of Glenis Redmond’s poem “The Tao of the black plastic comb.” To learn more about Glenis Redmond, click here. … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

Audio: Gwendolyn Brooks at the Library of Congress

From the Archive of Recorded Poetry at the Library of Congress The twenty-ninth person appointed Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gwendolyn Brooks reads selections … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sam Hamill: Remembering Gwendolyn Brooks

When I was a boy on a Utah farm, I listened to Chicago blues and dreamed of the city’s big shoulders and wide arms and the roads leading up from … Continue reading

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Tim Seibles — “One Turn Around the Sun”

. Tim Seibles reads “One Turn Around the Sun” at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, March 28, 2014 at the National Geographic Grosvenor … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Margaret Walker: I Want to Write

I want to write I want to write the songs of my people. I want to hear them singing melodies in the dark. I want to catch the last floating … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · 4 Comments

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