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Poetry Throughout Time

Poetry Throughout Time

2019
March 29, 2019

In 1855 Walt Whitman Publishes Leaves of Grass with his own Money

March 29, 2019

In 1830, Emily Dickinson is born. Watch the trailer for the film about her life, A Quiet Passion.

March 29, 2019

Influence of Edgar Allan Poe on American Culture

Influence of Edgar Allan Poe on American Culture

March 29, 2019

10 Beat Poets that Changed America

10 Beat Poets that Changed America

2017
January 18, 2017

Amanda Lovelace and the Women’s March

Amanda Lovelace and the Women’s March

1996
March 14, 1996

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

1979
January 18, 1979

Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo

1950
May 1, 1950

In 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks in 1950 became the first African-American to be given a Pulitzer Prize

January 18, 1950

Beat Poetry

Beat Poetry

1918
January 18, 1918

Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance

Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance

Langston Hughes was one of the prominent writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Although he was fiercely proud of his heritage and identity as a black man, his words crossed stubborn racial boundaries during a hostile and segregated time period, earning..Read More

1753
May 8, 1753

Phillis Wheatley’s existence was dangerous to an idea the U.S. was founded on