Tag Archives: Poet Laureate

Stephen Colbert and Poetry

This week two of my friends went to see a taping of The Late Show with Colbert and came back impressed. My friend Steven Smith has interviewed Colbert and said he’s a nice guy. I like Stephen Colbert, too––for lots of reasons. Among them, he likes poetry.

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Billy Collins explains what it means to be U.S. Poet Laureate.

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Elizabeth Alexander
explains the difference between a metaphor and a lie.

 

 

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MoMA’s Poet Laureate Kenneth Goldsmith discusses his book.

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thSaul Williams describes slam poetry.

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And finally, though she’s a patron of poetry, not a poet, Caroline Kennedy talks about her book, “Poems to Learn by Heart.”

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