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Some Literary Podcasts for You

It seems everyone these days is getting into the podcast game, from the Durham Performing Arts Center to the Pope (seriously). And why not? Podcasts and audiobooks are a great way to entertain yourself while doing something mindless, and the best of these offer something additional through their audio production. A few new literary podcasts […]

Joy Harjo Named U.S. Poet Laureate

If, like me, you were on vacation last week, you might have missed the news that Joy Harjo has been named Poet Laureate of the United States. Harjo is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation and the first Native American poet to serve as laureate. The poet laureate of the United States is appointed […]

Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

The U.S. Library of Congress has named Tracy K. Smith as the new U.S. Poet Laureate. Smith, 45, won the Pulitzer-Prize for her poetry collection Life on Mars and was a National Book Award finalist for nonfiction three years later for her memoir, Ordinary Light. She will serve a one-year term. According to Newsday: The […]