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Who is Warsan Shire?

British-Somali poet, Warsan Shire, first came into the spotlight outside her achievements in the arts, when the queen of UK feminism Caitlin Moran and Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch quoted the British-Somali poet in their charity single Read More »

12 Quotes to Celebrate Maya Angelou

Today MAKERS honors renowned poet and author, Dr. Maya Angelou. Through her writing and activism, Angelou has inspired generations to move boldly in the face of adversity.   Read More »

Tracy K. Smith wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry!

Monday was a great day for MAKER, Tracy K. Smith. Not only was it her 40th birthday, but the poet and Princeton University professor also won a Pulitzer Prize for her book, Life on Mars. Read More »