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Naomi Shihab Nye. Arab American woman with long side ponytail wearing green shawl.

Naomi Shihab Nye Is New Young People's Poet Laureate

The poet is the first Arab American to hold the title.

Tracy K. Smith. Black woman in black sweater and blue scarf and grey pants in front of brown brick wall

Tracy K. Smith's Poetry Podcast Invites Listeners to 'Slowdown'

The United States poet laureate calls her new podcast and radio show “a perfect medium for talking about the very real and natural ways that poems speak to the daily experience of being alive.”

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Celebrate Gwendolyn Brooks' Legacy With This Cleverly Animated Short

The Poetry Foundation recognizes the first Black Pulitzer-winning poet on what would be her 100th birthday with an animated version of her 1959 poem, “We Real Cool.”