Poetry Poetry

Allan Monga, a Deering High School junior, won Poetry Out Loud contests at school and at the state level. He was initially denied entry to the national competition because he's an asylum seeker and not a U.S. citizen. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Asylum-Seeking Student Says Nothing Can Stand Between Him And Poetry

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Asylum-seeker Allan Monga, 19, won Maine's Poetry Out Loud competition in March. But he's been barred from the national competition because he's not a citizen or permanent resident. Courtesy of the Maine Arts Commission hide caption

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Maine Asylum-Seeker Fights For His Right To Poetry

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Some of the faces of this never-ending cycle of BREAKING NEWS: (top row, from left) Rod Rosenstein, Stormy Daniels and Scott Pruitt, and (bottom row, from left) John Bolton, Mark Zuckerberg and President Trump. Reuters hide caption

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Kaveh Akbar — himself a poet — posts in-depth interview with his favorite poets every week on DiveDapper. Larry Davidson/Tallahassee Magazine hide caption

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Poet Richard Wilbur, shown at his home in Cummington, Mass., in 2006, died on Saturday at the age of 96. Wilbur, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator, intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature. Nancy Palmieri/AP hide caption

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Richard Wilbur Reads 'The Opposite Of Pillow'

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Listen to Kristin Laurel read her poem

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Listen to Anne Webster read her poem

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Poet and playwright Derek Walcott published his first poem at the age of 14. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Brooks Kraft/Sygma via Getty Images hide caption

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Derek Walcott, Who Wrote Of Caribbean Beauty And Bondage, Dies At 87

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A quartzite colossus possibly of Ramses II and limestone bust of Seti II have been discovered at the ancient Heliopolis archaeological site in the Matariya area of Cairo. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes

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Khoshaba Jaber, an Assyrian living in West London, plays a tambura, a traditional instrument known as the "mother of strings," after singing an epic poem he learned in his boyhood village in northern Iraq. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In England, An Effort To Preserve Ancient, Epic Assyrian Poetry

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Poet Billy Collins sat down with NPR at the Georgetown Public Library in Washington, D.C., to read and discuss his work. Rebecca Harlan/NPR hide caption

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