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This week in women’s history: Poet-novelist-activist Marge Piercy turns 80

Piercy has written 17 novels, including bestsellers, and 19 volumes of poetry.


American Grace

This poem/prayer was originally published in People's Weekly World in March 2006.


Remembering poet, Spanish Civil War vet Ramon Durem

Although of mixed heritage, he identified as African American, and his poems impacted the Black Power movement as a cultural inspiration.


Today in history: Chilean communist poet Pablo Neruda wins Nobel Prize

Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature "for a poetry that with the action of an elemental force brings alive a continent's destiny and dreams."


Hispanic Heritage Month: A Costa Rican poet honors Carlos Bulosan

Carlos Sampayan Bulosan (1913-1956) was a class-conscious English-language Filipino novelist and poet.


Today in history: "BaddDDD" black poet Sonia Sanchez is born

Since the 1970s Sanchez has published a steady stream of poetry books and plays.



This poem is a response to the refugee/migrant crisis now engulfing Europe.


Today in history: Fidel turns 89, poem by Che

"If iron stands in our way, we ask for a sheet of Cuban tears to cover our guerrillas bones on the journey to American history . . . "


"15 and a Union, Someday," a villanelle

This poem is a villanelle, a form of poetry that traces its humble roots to the Italian countryside and peasants singing rounds during the harvest.


Juan Felipe Herrera named first Latino poet laureate

"I'm here for everyone and from everyone; my voice is made by everyone's voices."

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