Kwame Alexander, a poet, and Jerry Craft, an author and illustrator, went to Kenya to encourage reading — and learned a lot in the process.
Sandra Guzmán once heard an alarming statistic: Every 14 days, an Indigenous language dies around the world. So she created a new multilingual project centered on Latin American women.
The Poet Life aims to stop kids from smoking, vaping and doing hookah, by using the art of slam poetry.
NPR's Scott Simon remembers Ukrainian writer and poet Victoria Amelina, who was among those killed in a Russian strike at a pizza restaurant last month.
Ricardo Alberto Maldonado will become the almost-90-year-old academy's executive director and president.
Georgia State University students both inside and outside of prison will soon begin working on a new literary journal featuring the work of incarcerated people.
A citizen of the Turtle Mountain band of Chippewa Indians, Lajimodiere has written several award-winning books of poetry and is an expert on the history of Native American boarding schools.
Friday on Political Rewind: This Saint Patrick's Day, we celebrate Ireland's cultural contributions to the world, despite centuries of hardship.
Former Georgia Poet Laureate David Bottoms has died at the age of 73. His former student and current poetry professor at Mercer University James Davis May shares his memories of him.
NPR's Scott Simon remembers Charles Simic, former U.S. poet laureate who was born in Belgrade right before World War II. He died this week after a long career of writing and teaching.
We asked Morning Edition listeners to share what their pets might be thinking about. Then NPR poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander combed through more than 700 submissions to create a community poem.
Poet Franny Choi believes that for marginalized people, the apocalypse has already happened. In "The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On," she explores what it means to live in this dystopia.
"He's been canceled," a Chilean activist says of 20th century poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda. Five decades after his death, feminists are denouncing him as a male chauvinist and sexual predator.
To mark the holiday, Gorman reads "Fury and Faith," a poem from Call Us What We Carry. She says her collection's title reflects how "we all can be vessels of both hurt and hope at the same time."
In her new collection, Egypt-born poet Marwa Helal plays with language to challenge the way we approach our problems.