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National Poetry Month

Previously covered by the Scout Report way back in 2008, the website dedicated to the promulgation of National Poetry Month has come a long way. In honor of this month of poets and poetry, readers may like to look into a number of interesting tabs, including About the Celebration, which provides an overview of this literary tribute, along with links to poets, poems, and books and a list of "30...

The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing has created this impressive site to bring together a wide range of spoken word endeavors, including poetry readings, literary discussions, and other engaging items. The Center is led by Charles Bernstein and Al Filreis, and visitors can get a sampling of their efforts by looking over the "New at PENNsound" section of the...
The Poetry Foundation: Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith, graduate of Harvard and Columbia Universities and Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, teaches creative writing at Princeton University. Born in 1972, she was already considered a major American poet before she won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for her book of poems, Life on Mars, which the New York Times described as "gorgeous and ecstatic" with an "extraordinary range and...