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Category : Poetry

  Rita Dove

Rita Dove, former U.S. poet laureate, is the recipient of many honors, among them the Pulitzer Prize, the National Humanities Medal, the Heinz Award and the NAACP Great American Artist Award. She is C . . . more info

  Stanley Fish

Stanley Fish is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law at Florida International University in Miami. A well-known public intellectual, he writes frequently on the p . . . more info

  William Heyen

William Heyen, professor of English and poet-in-residence emeritus at SUNY Brockport, has won prizes and fellowships from NEA, Guggenheim Foundation, Poetry and American Academy of Arts and Letters. H . . . more info

  Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield was born in New York City in 1953. After receiving her B.A. from Princeton University in their first graduating class to include women, she went on to study at the San Francisco Zen Ce . . . more info

  Michael Kahn

Michael Kahn is the Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Theatre and the Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama Division of the Juilliard School, where he has been a leading member of the faculty since . . . more info

  Stanley Kunitz

Kunitz was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he grew up; he studied at Harvard College, receiving a BA in 1926 and an MA in 1927. He then moved to New York, taking a job with the H. W. Wilson co . . . more info

  Hugh Martin

At age 19, Hugh Martin withdrew from college for deployment to Iraq. After training at Fort Bragg, Martin spent 11 months in Iraq as the driver of his platoon sergeant’s Humvee. He participated in h . . . more info

  Adrian Matejka

Adrian Matejka is a professor and a poet; he is also an inspired father. As he travels, he has writers he meets inscribe their books to his daughter, Marley. When she leaves for college, he plans to p . . . more info

  Joan Murray

Joan Murray is a National Poetry Series winner and poet-in-residence at the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany. Author of three prizewinning books of poetry, Queen of the Mis . . . more info

  Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1952, to a Palestinian father and an American mother. She received her B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where she still resides  . . . more info

  Pattiann Rogers

Pattiann Rogers has published numerous books of poetry, including Generations (Penguin, 2004), Song of the World Becoming: New and Collected Poems, 1981-2001 (2001), Firekeeper: New and Selected Poems . . . more info

  Jeffrey Simpson

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  Michael York

Michael York was born in Fulmer, England, 27 March 1942. He performed on stage with the National Youth Theatre in London's East End and on international tour. Other early acting experience came throug . . . more info

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