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A Conversation with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

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U.S. Poet Laureate JUAN FELIPE HERRERA was born in Fowler, California, in 1948. The son of migrant farmers, Herrera moved often, living in trailers or tents along the roads of the San Joaquin Valley in Southern California.

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A Discussion with Billy Collins, 2x U.S. Poet Laureate

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Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, BILLY COLLINS is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky, tender or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself.

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Poet P. Scott Cunningham
and the O, Miami Poetry Festival

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SCOTT CUNNINGHAM is a poet, translator, essayist, and community organizer originally from Boca Raton, FL. He is the author of Ya Te Veo (University of Arkansas Press, 2018), selected by Billy Collins for the Miller Williams Poetry Series. His work has appeared in The Awl, Harvard Review, POETRY, A Public Space, The Rumpus, Tupelo Quarterly, Monocle, RHINO, The Guardian, PANK, Electric Literature, and others. His translations of Alejandra Pizarnik, César Vallejo, and Frank Báez have appeared in Omniglots, H.O.W. Journal, Waxwing, and The Miami Rail. And he is the founder and director of O, Miami, a non-profit organization that celebrates Miami, FL through the lens of poetry.

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Portraits of Poets

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In celebration of National Poetry Month and the O, Miami Poetry Festival, Inspicio has curated a few portraits of prominent poets (U.S. Poet Laureates, Pulitzer Prize recipients, the 5th Inaugural Presidential Poet among them) by photographer ROBERT ZUCKERMAN and painter RAYMOND ELMAN.

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Poet Marie Howe: Always Worth Waiting For

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MARIE HOWE is the author of four volumes of poetry: “Magdalene: Poems” (W.W. Norton, 2017); “The Kingdom of Ordinary Time” (W.W. Norton, 2009); “What the Living Do” (1997); and “The Good Thief” (1988). She is also the co-editor of a book of essays, “In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic” (1994). Her poems have appeared in “The New Yorker,” “The Atlantic”, “Poetry,” “Agni,” “Ploughshares,” “Harvard Review,” and “The Partisan Review,” among others. In August, 2012 she was named the State Poet for New York.

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