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Poetry Online at Wired for Books. United States of Poetry: The American Dream. A recent winner of a Mac Arthur grant, THYLIAS MOSS is a professor at the University of Michigan.

United States of Poetry: The American Dream

Her fast-rising voice literally jumps from the page into a mad dance with the reader. Jumbles and knots are the stuff, but a slicing incisiveness results once the poem kicks in: she reveals the black truths behind the white lies. With her husband and two children she lives in Ann Arbor. Rancher , truck driver, philosopher and cowboy poet, VESS QUINLAN is one of the few cowboys to actually have done time at writing workshops and is much respected by critics of all stripes. He lives in Alomosa, Colorado, has successfully handed over his ranching operations to his family -- his daughter, Lisa, is also a poet. Voice of courage, jazz, lifeforce? LUIS ALFARO is a MacArthur genius -- a young gay Chicano loudmouth who writes hilarious performance poems to be shouted while dressed in a cheap short black lace slip at all the gods and people wandering the streets.

United States of Poetry: Portraits. JULI YANCY is twenty-two and lives in Omaha.

United States of Poetry: Portraits

This is her first published poem. KELL ROBERTSON has been a rodeo cowboy, a c & w singer, and is the first man on a horse to get killed off in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch . He has always been a poet. Currently somewhere on the road in the Southwest. MAUREEN OWEN lives in Guilford, Connecticut and works for Inland Books, one of the foremost names in poetry distribution. LINDA HASSELSTROM is a poet, an essayist and a working ranch woman. KEITH WILSON is the Poet Laureate of Las Cruces, New Mexico. MIKE ROMOTH slacks in Seattle. WALLACE MCRAE, the "Cowboy Curmudgeon," is the classic cowboy poet, and wrote what many consider the classic contemporary cowboy poem, "Reincarnation. " MICHELE SERROS traveled with the Spoken Word Tent of Lollapalooza in 1994.

Welcome to the United States of Poetry. Ten National Poetry Month Activities. April is National Poetry Month...and better late than never.

Ten National Poetry Month Activities

Here's a list of poetry-related activities. Many could easily be adapted to short stories and other works. For instance, #2 (Cymbalic, so to speak), could be adapted for any genre of literature (and some non-literary works as well). [POETRY BY COMMITTEE] Your town is celebrating, and they're looking for special poem to kick off the event. Your job? Posted Sunday, 12-Jun-2005 09:09:29 PDT Copyright © 1998-2011 Traci Gardner, P. Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers: The Poets Read. Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers. Poems that GO. Arts - Poetry. An Audible Anthology.

Voices & Visions Spotlight. - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More. Poetry Out Loud. Poetry 180 - Home Page. Welcome to Poetry 180.

Poetry 180 - Home Page

Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed. Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind. Listening to poetry can encourage students and other learners to become members of the circle of readers for whom poetry is a vital source of pleasure.

Billy Collins Former Poet Laureate of the United States Learn more about Billy Collins More Poet Laureate projects. How to Read a Poem.