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Some of the first literary pieces introduced to children are nursery rhymes and Mother Goose poems.
Joy Harjo was raised on music, dancing the jitterbug with her mother on the kitchen floor and listening to a jazz trumpeter in the family's black Cadillac, purchased with her father's "Indian oil money."
Magic realism was only one of his gifts. From crime stories and village folklore to romance and satire, Gabriel Garcia Marquez brought poetry to virtually every popular genre.
When's the last time you read a poem? For most people, it's probably been a long time.
Hip hop has influenced a generation of poets coming to prominence, poets I call "The Inheritors of Hip Hop."
Lecturer Alistair Robinson, the degree programme leader for Journalism and News Journalism at the University of Sunderland, is launching The Land Before Yoghurt next week.
After Kim's Convenience, where does writer/performer Ins Choi go? Into the serendipitous and the mystical with a solo show called Subway Stations Of The Cross.
For Anya Ezhevskaya , art is worth the mess. In a unique live painting and poetry talk at College of the Mainland April 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the COM Fine Arts Building, she will demonstrate her seriously lighthearted approach to art.
This video highlights Raphael Campo - a physician and a poet who requires his medical students to not only read, but to write poetry as a facet of their medical training.
To commemorate National Poetry Month, we've been airing poems by the students of Kealing Middle School' s Blank Page writing program every day this April.
Uche Ogbuji is the editor for Kin Poetry Journal and The Nervous Breakdown, and also blogs at Copia and micro-blogs on Twitter.
We're continuing our Poetry Out Loud feature with Hannah Gould, a Junior at Jesse Remington High School.
The Cupertino Library's Teen Poetry Contest deadline is May 1 for high school and middle school students in the Santa Clara County Library District.
AN inspirational Newport granddad who suffered double tragedy after his son was killed and death of his wife has channelled his grief into writing and has just had his first book published.
Author Dan Guillory is scheduled to give a program of poems, notes and stories at the site's Visitor Center Auditorium on April 26. He is an emeritus professor of English at Millikin University in Decatur and the author of "The Lincoln Poems."