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The Tradition by Jericho Brown

Book · 9/4/19

 Jericho Brown’s daring poetry collection The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown’s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly Read more…

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Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon

Book · 8/12/19

 A book of bravado and introspection, of 21st century feminist swagger and harrowing terror and loss, this fourth collection considers how we build our identities out of place and human contact—tracing in intimate detail the various ways the speaker’s sense of self both shifts and perseveres as she moves from New York City to Read more…


Poetry Videos

Jericho Brown on "The Tradition" | 2019 National Book Festival
Morgan Parker on "Magical Negro" at the 2019 AWP Book Fair
Ada Limon on "The Carrying" at the 2019 AWP Book Fair
Keith S. Wilson on Fieldnotes on "Ordinary Love" at the 2019 AWP Book Fair
Kevin Young on "Brown" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair
Billy Collins and Juan Felipe Hererra on "The Rain in Portugal" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair
Tracy K. Smith on "Wade in the Water: Poems" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Mary Jo Bang and Christopher Merrill talk poetry at the 2018 L.A. Times Festival of Books
Robin Coste Lewis and Evie Shockley at the 2018 L.A. Times Festival of Books
Ada Limon reads "The Vulture and the Body" at the 2018 AWP Book Fair
Adrian Matejka reads "Emily Dickinson ft Basketball and EPMD" at the 2018 AWP Book Fair
Danez Smith reads "Everyday is a Funeral & a Miracle" at AMP 2018
Frank Bidart reads "Half light" at the 2017 Miami Book Fair
Juan Felipe Hererra reads "Jack Rabbits, Green Onions, and Witches Stew" at the 2016 AWP Book Fair
Kevin Young reads "Rapture" at the 2017 AWP Bookfair
Marcus Wicker reads "In Defense of Balling on a Budget" at the 2018 AWP Book Fair
Paul Muldoon reads "Cuba" at the 2017 Miami Book Fair
Rita Dove on the importance of poets | National Poetry Month
Rita Dove reads "American Smooth" at the 2017 AWP Book Fair
Tyehimba Jess reads "Fisk Jubilee Proclamation" at the 2018 AWP Book Fair
Ada Limón on "Bright Dead Things: Poems" at the 2018 AWP Book Fair
Danez Smith on "Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems" at the 2018 AWP Book Fair
Ishion Hutchinson on "House of Lords and Commons: Poems" at the 2018 AWP Book Fair
Tyehimba Jess on "Olio" at the 2018 AWP Book Fair
Marcus Wicker on "Silencer" at the 2018 AWP Book Fair
Paul Muldoon on "Selected Poems 1968-2014" at the 2017 Miami Book Fair
Frank Bidart on "Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016" at the 2017 Miami Book Fair
Kevin Young on "Bunk" at the 2017 Miami Book Fair
Terrance Hayes on "How to Be Drawn" at the 2017 AWP Book Fair
Kevin Young on "Blue Laws: Selected and Uncollected Poems" at the 2017 AWP Book Fair
Sonia Sanchez and Eileen Myles at the 2017 AWP Book Fair
Monica Youn on "Blackacre: Poems" at the 2017 AWP Book Fair
Rowan Ricardo Phillips on "Heaven: Poems" at the 2017 AWP Book Fair
Rita Dove on "Collected Poems, 1974 - 2004" at the 2017 AWP Book Fair
Carolyn Forché on "Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001" at the 2017 AWP Book Fair
Rita Dove on "Collected Poems: 1974 – 2004" at the 2016 Miami Book Fair
Robert Pinsky on "At the Foundling Hospital: Poems" at the 2016 Miami Book Fair
Dana Gioia and Luis J. Rodriquez at the 2016 L.A. Times Festival of Books
Elizabeth Alexander and Robin Coste Lewis at the 2016 AWP Book Fair
Ada Limon on "Bright Dead Things" at the 2016 AWP Book Fair
Gregory Pardlo on "Digest" at the 2016 AWP Book Fair
Edward Hirsch on "Gabriel: A Poem" at the 2016 AWP Book Fair
Reginald Dwayne Betts on "Bastards of the Reagan Era" at the 2016 AWP Book Fair
Jamaal May on "The Big Book of Exit Strategies" at the 2016 AWP Book Fair
Ross Gay on "Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude" at the 2016 AWP Book Fair
Juan Felipe Hererra on "Notes on the Assemblage" at the 2016 AWP Book Fair
Laura Kasischke on "Mind of Winter" and "The Infinitesimals" at the 2016 AWP Book Fair
Jess Walter on "Beautiful Ruins" at the 2016 AWP Book Fair
Amber Tamblyn on "Dark Sparkler" at the 2016 AWP Book Fair
Claudia Rankine on Serena Williams at the 2015 L.A. Times Festival of Books