Poetry

Omega: Is there a poem that inspired you to be a poet?

Mark: The poetry of Pablo Neruda really inspired me. When I first read his work, I felt like, “I must belong to this tribe.” My oldest friend, Robert...

At the 2015 Seeds of Change Conference, young poet Betye Arrastia-Nowak delivers a heartfelt poem dedicated to the civil rights and food justice movements.

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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...

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