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New Literature Translation Fellow Maia Evrona talks about falling in love with the work of Yiddish poet Abraham Sutzkever.
A second edition of advice for artists taken from Art Talk interviews.
Located in Savannah, Georgia, Deep Center is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the literacy of low-income children through creative writing. The NEA recently awarded Deep Center an NEA Our Town grant to support Block by Block, a project that encourages students to use research and...
A handful of podcasts to add to your summer listening list.
Read our complete interview with comedian and podcaster Marc Maron here .
“What could be more American, more vitally important to our own time, than to let voices in, and to listen?” -- Don Share Don Share is the editor of Poetry magazine and an acclaimed poet and translator. His recent books include Union (Eyewear, 2013), Wishbone (Black Sparrow, 2012), and Bunting’s...
When Paul Willis was growing up in rural Illinois, there wasn’t an LGBTQ student group at his high school, nor was there easy access to mentors, resources, or information. The same went for college. It wasn’t until Willis moved to Minneapolis after college that he encountered a visible LGBTQ...
A collection of quotes about why the arts matter.
You've probably figured out by now that we're huge fans of reading. Not only is it fun to do, but as reported here , it has lasting, concrete benefits to our lives in general. Still don't believe us? Here are seven more reasons to love reading. Some of us read rapaciously and with mysterious...
With Blue Star Museums officially underway, and the Big Read winding down for summer, it’s time for a special blog post combo. What better way to help get your kids excited for a museum visit than through a book? Below are five books that will get children museum-ready, whether it means...

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