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NewsPoet: Carmen Gimenez Smith's Day In Verse

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NewsPoet: Monica Youn Writes The Day In Verse

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Get Ready To Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day

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Poet-for-hire Zach Houston works at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco. Houston says he is paid about $2 to $20 for each poem. Ralph Wiedemeier/NPR hide caption

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A Poem Store Open For Business, In The Open Air

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Marie Howe is the author of three collections of poetry. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

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Poet Marie Howe Reflects On The 'Living' After Loss

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Teju Cole is a Nigerian-American writer, photographer and art historian. He is the author of the 2012 PEN/Hemingway Award-winning Open City. Teju Cole hide caption

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Simple Tweets Of Fate: Teju Cole's Condensed News

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Nikky Finney is an award-winning poet and the Provost's Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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The Beauty And Difficulty Of Poet Nikky Finney

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Muses And Metaphor 2012: Tweet Us Your Poetry!

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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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