5 Questions with 3-time POL Finalist Nicholas Amador
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".
Living In Words For a While: Interview With a Poetry Out Loud Teacher
Today's Featured Poet
Poet, critic, and translator Eleanor Wilner was born in Ohio, and attended Goucher College and Johns Hopkins University. She was the editor of The American Poetry Review, and has taught at many universities, including Smith College and Warren Wilson College....
Nights, by the light of whatever would burn:
tallow, tinder and the silken rope
of wick that burns slow, slow
we wove the baskets from the long gold strands
of wheat that were another silk: worm soul
spun the one, yellow seed in the dark...
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About Poetry Out Loud
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