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NewsPoet: Robert Pinsky Writes The Day In Verse
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Poet Laureate: 'Poetry's Always A Kind Of Faith'
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Natasha Trethewey, 46, is among the youngest U.S. poet laureates and the first to hail from the South since Robert Penn Warren was named by the Library of Congress in 1986. Joel Benjamin/ hide caption

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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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