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Today’s new poem is "Vantage" by Alan Shapiro. 

Today’s new poem is "Vantage" by Alan Shapiro. 

Shots from our spring American Poets launch at Berl’s Poetry Shop. Readers (top to bottom): Cathy Linh Che, Saskia Hamilton, and Dan Chiasson. Thanks to everyone who came out despite the cold and rainy weather.

Shots from our spring American Poets launch at Berl’s Poetry Shop. Readers (top to bottom): Cathy Linh Che, Saskia Hamilton, and Dan Chiasson. Thanks to everyone who came out despite the cold and rainy weather.

From “Miracles" by Walt Whitman: 
"As to me I know of nothing else but miracles"

From “Miracles" by Walt Whitman:

"As to me I know of nothing else but miracles"

Today’s new poem is "Etta’s Elegy" by Maureen Seaton.

Today’s new poem is "Etta’s Elegy" by Maureen Seaton.

Today’s new poem is "Singer" by Valzhyna Mort.

Today’s new poem is "Singer" by Valzhyna Mort.

Today’s new poem is "The Summer of Reconciliation" by D. Nurkse.

Today’s new poem is "The Summer of Reconciliation" by D. Nurkse.

If you love poetry and National Geographic, check out the Poet-to-Poet Common Core aligned lesson plans, which incorporate photos from Nat Geo!

Today’s new poem is "The World Seems…" by Gregory Orr.

Today’s new poem is "The World Seems…" by Gregory Orr.

Congrats to Vijay Seshadri for winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his collection, 3 Sections (Graywolf Press)

Congrats to Vijay Seshadri for winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his collection, 3 Sections (Graywolf Press)