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Ada Limón named new US poet laureate

Ada Limón was named as the nation's 24th poet laureate by the Library of Congress. She will take over from Joy Harjo, who has held the position since 2019.

He’s heading to nationals, bringing poems to life through sign language

Oregon School for the Deaf senior Trayshun Holmes-Gournaris is only the second deaf student to win the state's Poetry Out Loud competition by performing three poems using American Sign Language. He will now represent Oregon at the national semifinal round.

The Archive Project - Robin Coste Lewis

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet, scholar, and National Book Award winner Robin Coste Lewis presents on “The Race Within Erasure.”

The Archive Project - Nikky Finney

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney gives a powerful performance of her poetry and explains her drive to speak truth beautifully.

The Archive Project - Cornelius Eady

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features Cornelius Eady's talk from a Portland Arts & Lectures event in 2002, hosted by Literary Arts in Portland, Oregon.

Jericho Brown, Malcolm Tariq, Diannely Antigua

The Archive Project - Dangerous Love

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Diannely Antigua, Jericho Brown, and Malcolm Tariq discuss the power of poetry and the individual experience at the 2019 Portland Book Festival.

The Archive Project - Robert Bly

This week on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Robert Bly --  groundbreaking poet, editor, and translator -- shares his poetry in this recording from 2006.