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The Write Time with Author Candice Iloh and Educator Sharonica Nelson

Your browser does not support this format, but you can download this episode wherever you get your podcasts. Download | Subscribe: Apple / Android / Spotify We are honored to feature three debut Penguin Random House authors for a special back-

The Write Time with Author Erika Sánchez and Educator Janelle Q. Bence

Your browser does not support this format, but you can download this episode wherever you get your podcasts. Download | Subscribe: Apple / Android / Spotify National Writing Project teacher-leader Janelle Q. Bence interviews New York Time

Poets of the NWP Writers Council: George Ella Lyon, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Shirley McPhillips, and Cyrus Armajani

Enjoy a four part series from NWP Radio, interviewing poets of the NWP Writers Council about their poetry, their writing, their process, and more. George Ella Lyon Poet, teacher, and 2015-2016 Kentucky Poet Laureate. Your browser does not

Poet, Author, Educator: A Visit with Zev (Dan) Levinson

Your browser does not support this format, but you can download this episode wherever you get your podcasts. Download | Subscribe: Apple / Android / Spotify Zev (Dan) Levinson visits with us to discuss his poetry, outreach, and connection to e

Meet the Poets: the Writers Council and Beyond

Summary: Over time, NWP has been fortunate to learn from a wide range of writers. Meet some of the poets and poet/teachers who shared their work and thinking with the network. 13026

Poet Laureate Kay Ryan: Poet as Teacher, Teacher as Poet

Author: Grant Faulkner Summary: U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan has honed the art of simplicity in both her teaching and her writing. Her writing instruction focused on "the miniature arena of the paragraph," and her poems, which often use cliché in

Billy Collins: A ‘Reader’s Poet’ Reads at NWP’s Annual Meeting

Summary: Two-time Poet Laureate Billy Collins shared his poetry, insights into writing, and many, many humorous asides at the 2009 NWP Annual Meeting's General Session. 13010

Patricia Smith: Exploring Life Through the Poetry of Personas

Summary: Renowned poet and poetry slam performer Patricia Smith explores urban life and history by getting into people's skins and speaking their words. In this powerful and inspiring keynote for NWP's 2010 Urban Sites Network Conference, she reflect

Why I Write: To Awaken the Spirit in the Downtrodden

Author: Nnamdi Chukwuocha, Al Mills Summary: Poets and youth workers Al Mills and Nnamdi Chukwuocha answer the call to describe #WhyIWrite with a poem. The answer is inseparable from their community and the promise of the youth they work with.

Why I Write: Jane Hirshfield Writes about Life’s Profound Mystery

Author: Jane Hirshfield Summary: Prize-winning international poet, translator, and essayist Jane Hirshfield's poetry speaks to the central issues of human existence: desire and loss, impermanence and beauty, and the many dimensions of our connecti