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Watch as Omega Poetry Festival faculty Aja Monet reads her poem "Unhurt."

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On PBS, Garrison Keillor introduces Omega Poetry Festival faculty Marie Howe, who reads her poem "The Gate."

 

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In this video from the PBS News Hour, Omega Poetry Festival faculty Li-Young Lee reads his poem "Descended From Dreamers."

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Watch award-winning poet Nick Flynn from the Omega Poetry Festival as he reads his poem "Haiku (Failed)."

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Eight months shy of a hundred. And still

filled with the wonderment of a child. My grandmother

is a revelation tumbling in on itself. Songs

and secrets snaked into the creases of her smile.
Her 63-year-old hunch is...

Everything inside of you was floodlit, infinite
as daybreak. You were boisterous and bold,
sensitive and soft, arms open to anything

that would hold you. You were a cascade
of offerings. A toothy, overbite smile
that,...

Sapphire is an author and poet whose books include American Dreams and Push, which was made into the Academy Award-winning movie Precious. Well known...

Joy Harjo is a poet and performer who has
written seven books of poetry, including
How
We Became Human and She Had Some Horses.
She is known...

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is author of three award-winning books of poetry, Lucky Fish, At the Drive-In Volcano, and Miracle Fruit. Here, she offers...


 

 

 

 

 

It’s time to give up
The endless struggle to become
And accept that this is all there is
That there’s nothing more to gain or lose.
If this moment...

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