Congratulations to 2018 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Janae Claxton of South Carolina!
Interview with 2018 Champ Janae Claxton and her recitation of CK William's "The Gaffe".
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Today's Featured Poet
Mary Jo Salter was one of the prominent poets of the New Formalist movement, which revived traditional technique in a modern voice during the eighties. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Salter has spent much time traveling and living abroad, which...
The music was already turning sad,
those fresh-faced voices singing in a round
the lie that time could set its needle back
and play from the beginning. Had you lived
to eighty, as you’d wished, who knows?—you might
have broken from the circle of that...
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