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Five powerful poems to commemorate this moment in time, as we look toward the 2017 US Presidential inauguration ceremony.

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Maria Popova of brainpickings.org shares some of her favorite books relating to dreams and dreaming.

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In the “hell” of incarceration, Cristina Domenech finds the raw material for poetry

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Professional aphorist and all round word nerd James Geary shares his list of must-read books from authors covering literary life, proverbs, aphorisms, and the art of being quoted.

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“How weird will the future be?” we asked. And how else could writer and performer Ben Burke respond but with a poem penned and recorded especially for the occasion? Behold: THE TRANSHUMANIST’S LAMENT or TOO MANY RIVERS, NOT ENOUGH LAKES or OH, FUTURE- YOU SO CRAZY.

Quite a bit, in fact. As poetry critic Stephen Burt will tell you: Poetry may not move the sun and stars, but it can certainly move you.

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How a performance by Rives conjured a much-loved poem for Helen Walters, and helped her develop a new appreciation for the art of poetry. Maybe.