What if poetry content was something that everyone could easily follow without taking notes, a succession of complex ideas that unfolded themselves to the listener intuitively? Summer intern Brieanna Martin tries to answer this question as she works on the Poetry in America podcast, currently in production.
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What are the forces that shape us, that make us the way we are? How much control do we have over the decisions we make each day? Are we …
Poetry in America board member Nick Simmons recently recorded himself reading an excerpt of Robinson Jeffers’ “Animals” in Big Sur, as he biked down the Pacific Coast from Canada to Mexico, raising money for students at Success Academy to attend college.
Where might one turn in order to understand the pain of people who encounter mental illness? According to Hemingway, and to Poetry in America intern and aspiring physician Lauren Claus, the answer might be poetry.
Creating a meaningful discussion in a classroom poses its own set of difficulties; designing a discussion forum that creates a community online multiplies the face-to-face problems tenfold. We’re constantly asking ourselves: How do you get people to listen to each other online? One member of our Teaching Team weights in.