Poetry

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

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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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Omega: What's your writing process like? Do you allocate time every day to writing?

Richard: I write in spurts. There's the adage that writers need to write every day, but I think that needs some...

Carlos Andrés Gómez, award-winning poet, actor, and writer, performs his poem, "How To Fight." Like most men in society, Gómez grew up believing in traditional notions of masculinity. Through his acting he discovered how aggression dominates what...

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...

Haiku teaches us the power of observation, returns us to nature, and grounds us in the here and now. But as author Sharon A. Bray explains, it also teaches...


 

 

 

 

 

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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