Poet Kevin Young visits NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Friday as a NewsPoet guest. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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NewsPoet: Kevin Young Writes The Day In Verse

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Poet Adrienne Rich received several notable awards over the course of her career, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the Frost Medal. Stuart Ransom/AP hide caption

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Adrienne Rich On The Powerful, Powerless Mother

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A St. Patrick's Poem On Shamrocks And Stereotypes

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NewsPoet: Craig M. Teicher Writes The Day In Verse

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Liu Xiaobo: 'No Enemies, No Hatred,' Only Courage

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Donald Hall: A Poet's View 'Out The Window'

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Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska in 1996, the same year she won the Nobel Prize in literature. Szymborska, who was born in 1923, died Wednesday in Krakow, Poland. Czarek Sokolowski/AP hide caption

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Wislawa Szymborska, Poet Of Gentle Irony, Dies At 88­

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Tracy K. Smith poses for a portrait outside of NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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NewsPoet: Tracy K. Smith Writes The Day In Verse

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