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Poetry, Modern

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Joy Harjo's Inaugural Reading as U.S. Poet Laureate

Thanks to the Library of Congress's YouTube channel, readers can enjoy Joy Harjo's inaugural reading as U.S. Poet Laureate. Harjo, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, is the first Native American to serve in the role. Harjo has authored several books of poetry, as well as other creative writing works, and has received numerous accolades for her work. She calls herself "the least likely person...
National Poetry Library

Home to "the largest public collection of modern poetry in the world," the National Poetry Library is an invaluable resource for poetry readers and writers. Poets T.S. Eliot and Herbet Read opened the library in 1953 with support from the Arts Council, and it has been a resource for creativity ever since. Though the building is currently closed due to COVID-19, the robust online poetry collection...

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...
Poetry River: Documentary Poetry

Taking inspiration from sources like news articles, photographs, medical records, and more, "documentary poems combine primary source material with poetry writing." Poetry River, a site dedicated to open-access poetry and related resources, engages this exciting poetic genre in their Documentary Poetry section. This section begins with a brief overview of the origins and characteristics of...