The Art of Reading Poetry

In fifth grade, my music teacher asked me to recite a poem during our holiday concert. This meant having to stand in front of my classmates, teachers, and parents, and, I guess, read? I practiced it, but practice always felt like a weird term for that. More like, read it over and over in my…

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Newest Poet Laureate to Give Inaugural Reading

Natasha Trethewey, the United States’ 19th Poet Laureate, will give her first reading at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. this Thursday. Trethewey became the national Poet Laureate in June of this year. The reading later this week will kickstart her duties in the role. The “poet-historian,” as the Library of Congress describes her, was…

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