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Hymn: A New Poem by Sherman Alexie

The author’s 2017 poem addresses the hatred currently plaguing the United States.

Marge Piercy’s “Barbie Doll,” Almost 50 Years Later

Author Marge Piercy reflects on the changed state of women's lives since her poem was published in 1971.

Remembering Newbery Award-Winner Nancy Willard

In memory of the beloved author, we share a poem from her collection Swimming Lessons

Who Wrote It: Anne Sexton or Sylvia Plath?

Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the famous poets' work.

20 Quotes From Your Favorite Poets

In honor of National Poetry Month, poets on poetry.

Beyond On the Road: The Other Jack Kerouac

There's more to the author than the defining work of the Beat generation.

The Re-Read: Anne Sexton

Rediscover the poetry of Anne Sexton—beyond your high school English class.

National Book Awards Short-List Finalists Announced

Which books are your favorites to win on November 18?

Ted Hughes: An Introduction

Dr. Jeremy Noel-Tod on five must-read books by Ted Hughes.

National Book Awards Announce Long List Finalists

The National Book Awards announce their complete list of finalists for 2015. Which books will you read?

“Monster” by Robin Morgan: The Anthem of the Women’s Movement

In 1972, this electrifying poem inspired women everywhere to take a stand in the fight for equality.