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November 24, 2018

The New York Times has released its list of 100 Notable Books of 2018. Three volumes of poetry are included:

  • Brown: Poems by Kevin Young
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith

Catch up with the complete list here.


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October 19, 2016

NEA Big Read

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read encourages and supports community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read selection.

Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, the program has for the first time added poetry titles to its list of books: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems 1999-2002 by Joy Harjo, and Book of Hours by Kevin Young.

The NEA Big Read offers a variety of programming nationwide, from family events and book discussion groups to theatrical adaptations, movie screenings, and more. Watch for news of NEA Big Read poetry in your community!


August 10, 2016

NYPL podcastHere’s another link for your poetry podcast file: New York Public Library Podcast #124: Kevin Young and Gabrielle Hamilton on Food and Poetry (55 minutes).

The library hosts writers, artists, and thinkers for lectures and conversation and posts a new podcast almost every week on The NYPL Podcast page.

Learn more about Kevin Young and Gabrielle Hamilton.

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