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Articles with keyword "poetry"

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Celebrating American Poetry

A new anthology captures the raw and kinetic energy of a nation celebrating its cultural independence.

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An Iliad for Our Time

Fishermen on the island of St. Lucia vie for Helen's favor in a struggle of heroic scale and scope.

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A Multiplicity of Voices

Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright Derek Walcott talks with NEH Chairman William R. Ferris about literature, Caribbean culture, and Robinson Crusoe.

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Write ’Em Cowboy

Poetry of life on the range finds an audience in Nebraska.

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Lives of Famous Men

Two books may hold clues to murals destroyed in fire five centuries ago.

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The Life of a Poet

The Pulitzer prize-winning poet speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the links between poetry and painting.

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Lending an Ear

Poets and teachers work together to cultivate a love of poetry in students.

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William Blake: Visions and Verses

The literary and visual works of the eccentric poet and printmaker are now available online.

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Helen Vendler: The Poem Unfolded

A poet writes about the critic's talent for listening closely.

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The Critic's Craft

Poetry critic Helen Vendler, this year's Jefferson Lecturer, speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the power of words.