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Lynne Thompson, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles,

Lynne Thompson

Youth Poet Laureate Jessica Kim

Interview With Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate Jessica Kim

April 11, 2022

At what age did you begin writing poetry: Were there poets who encouraged or inspired you in the early stages and if so, who and what encouragement or inspiration did they provide?


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New or Forthcoming Books I’m Excited About

November 17, 2021

As I indicated in the November 4 episode of Poems on Air, there are a slew of new or forthcoming poetry collections that I’m excited to add to my reading table.


Collage of poetry books by Black poets

Cave Canem Poetry Fellows & Faculty

August 03, 2021

In June 2021, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the literary organization Cave Canem which was established to educate, promote, and support Black poets.


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Asian Pacific American Poets

May 18, 2021

One of the benefits of literature is that it allows the reader to empathize with the protagonists or—in the case of poets—with the themes and issues that concern them.


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