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Poetry

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 »

5 Views on Poetry & Prose

For National Poetry Month, we bring you 5 Views on Poetry and Prose. In this playlist, we follow the creation of a literary piece, from pen to publication, to tell a story about artistic expression and authorship. Read More »

Is Poetry Essential to Democracy?

Titled “Why Poetry Is Essential to Democracy,” Smith explores the power of poetry to evoke emotions in a reader necessary to make political change. Read More »