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Literary giant Sonia Sanchez will receive the 2022 Edward MacDowell Medal for her trailblazing work.

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Jaki Shelton Green was named North Carolina’s ninth poet laureate; making her the first African American woman to receive the honor.

Poetry sleuths are shocked that an esteemed writer would lift passages directly from famous works.

The five 2016 National Student Poet winners presented their work at the White House. Their readings moved First Lady Michelle Obama to tears.

What may not have been a traditional graduation speech has now captured the heart and souls of many.

While most high school seniors live for the last few weeks of school that include prom, bittersweet goodbyes and graduation, one student won't be able to walk down memory lane.


The death of legendary civil rights leader Julian Bond on August 15th left a community bereft, yet grateful for a life well-lived and legacy that will inspire and inform generations of activists to come. RELATED:  “NewsOne Now” Honors The Life & Legacy Of Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Julian Bond: Legendary Civil Rights Leader Passes Away At 75 […]

NEW YORK- Last week, the Poetry & the Creative Mind benefit, organized by the Academy of American Poets, had a poetry reading at Lincoln Center. Authors such as Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poem Alan Ginsberg and others were read by celebrities such as “30 Rock’s” Alec Baldwin and “The Social Network’s” Jesse Eisenberg. Oscar Award […]

Rapper Common and Actress, Rosario Dawson are hosting a new poetry show on HBO. The show premiered last Saturday and is called “Brave New Voices” RELATED STORIES BP Group Spotlight: Underground Poetry Slam on BlackPlanet Group Saves Langston Hughes’ Home From Foreclosure Share this post on Facebook! CLICK HERE: Jay-Z to work on President Obama’s […]