In this interview series, we ask writers, musicians, curators, and innovators to reflect on influence, memory, language, shared spaces, and the power of poetry to bring us together.
In this series, we introduce readers to poets from around the world through a selection of poems and a brief essay on their life and work.
Reading Through The Decades
The Poetry Society of America celebrates its 110th Anniversary, and to mark the occasion, we have invited 11 acclaimed poets to help us create Reading Through the Decades, a video survey of American poetry over the past 110 years.
Poetry & Environmental Justice
The Poetry Society of America and Greenpeace USA invited eight poets to reflect on a poem that has shaped their understanding of environmental justice, including how it feels to live through the climate crisis, the lived experience of communities in harm’s way, or the power structures that reinforce environmental inequality.
Saying His Name
Terrance Hayes explores how Emmett Till has become a haunting, powerful figure in Black poetry.
Poetry & Democracy
Essays and poems on democracy, presented as part of the Poetry Coalition's annual theme.
Poems and notes by participants in the 2017 Latinx-Caribbean Poetry Conference. Co-presented with the Gallatin Writing Program and CantoMundo.
New American Poets
Work from first first books by some of today's most innovative and interesting poets. This series was presented biannually from 2003-2015.
Black Poets Speak Out
Poets, activists, educators, and organizers on the #blackpoetsspeakout project.
Poets on the first poems they adored. Edited by Carmela Ciuraru, and expanded into her anthology First Loves: Poets Introduce the Essential Poems that Captivated and Inspired Them.
Poets on their favorite word. Essays selected from the anthology One Word, edited by Molly McQuade.