On July 8th 2021, Steven Mintz, a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, wrote an opinion piece for Inside Higher Ed on more effective ways to narrow the preparation gap between talented college-bound students.
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On July 13th, 2021, Andrew Yawn published an article on the experience of students at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who enrolled in Poetry In America: The City from Whitman to Hip Hop last Fall via Arizona State University.
Poetry in America host Elisa New joined Al Filreis’s Poem Talk podcast on May 14th. New joined guests Jane Malcolm and Sophia DuRose to discuss Edna St. Vincent Millay’s …
Last month, on February 19th, 2021, The New York Times highlighted the work we’ve been doing with our partners at the National Educational Equity Lab in a front-page article by Erica L. Green, “A Program Inspires Ivy League Dreams in Disadvantaged Teens.”
“The aspiration to mastery leaves room for a lot of anxiety. Many readers hear a kind of hysteria in the poem, with its rhythm revving up as it ruminates …
On July 10, 2020, Poetry in America was featured in The Paris Review’s weekly round-up of staff picks. Alongside the work of novelists Marie NDiaye and Halle Butler, essayist Moyra Davey, and jazz label Pi Recordings, The Paris Review staff spotlights Poetry in America’s season 2 episode on Yusef Komunyakaa’s poem “You and I Are Disappearing.”
On June 12th, 2020, Forbes wrote about Poetry in America Live event hosted by the Sheen Center, a continuation of the Finishing the Hat episode, and showcased the series more generally. The article highlights the work of the Sheen Center, the accomplishments of the live event’s guests (singer & actor Melissa Errico, musical director Tedd Firth, and writer Adam Gopnik), the vitality of the series, and the specific contents of the live event.
On June 11th, 2020, The New York Times featured Poetry in America’s live ‘Finishing the Hat’ event on their listing of livestreams to watch. They noted the live events mixture of discussion and performance as well as the variety and quality of guests.