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Woman Living in a Caravan — Originally a Member of Australia's Stolen Generation — Wins $165,000 Literary Prize

Unemployed Aboriginal poet Ali Cobby Eckermann just won the $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize and she "pretty much just cried," she told The Guardian. L... Read More »

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... Read More »

12 Quotes to Celebrate Maya Angelou

Renowned poet and author, Dr. Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928. During the course of her life, Angelou has inspired generations through writing... Read More »

Help Bring The Maya Angelou Documentary to Air Via Kickstarter

By Concepcion De Leon Last year, Maya Angelou pa ed away at the age of 86, but she left us with a great legacy from her long and rich life — as a civi... 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 profe or also won a Pulit... Read More »