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2016 Emerging Poets Fellows Emily Brandt, Chialun Chang, Alex Cuff, Rico Frederick, zakia henderson-brown, Anne Lai, Cynthia Manick, José Olivarez, Noel Quiñones, and Nicole Shantè White read work generated during their Fellowship period. Introduced by 2016 workshop leader Adam Fitzgerald. Video by Yarminiah Rosa

Kewulay Kamara discusses African oral and written traditions, and his documentary about his attempt to recreate an ancient oral epic after the only written copy was destroyed in the Sierra Leone Civil War, as part of his presentation The Travelling Word: A West African Epic

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

Internationally acclaimed poet and professor of Arabic poetry Mohammed Bennis reads from his work in Arabic, translated into English by poet Pierre Joris as part of the presentation Transmutations with Moroccan Poet Mohammed Bennis.

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

An excerpt from internationally-acclaimed writer Reza Aslan's presentation From Tablet to Pen: The Literary History of Islam

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

An excerpt from Duke University professor Bruce Lawrence's introduction to the poetic style and aural beauty of the Qur’an and challenge of translating archaic Arabic into modern-day English.

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

PBS NewsHour special correspondent Francesca Maxime reports on actor Bill Murray's love of poetry - and Poets House (Broadcast December 15, 2015)

Actor Bill Murray reads Lucille Clifton's poem "What the Mirror Said" at the 20th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge, June 8, 2015. (Part of the PBS NewsHour segment on Poets House, broadcast December 15, 2015)

Poet Cornelius Eady reads his poem "Emmett Till's Glass-Top Casket" as part of the PBS NewsHour segment on Poets House, December 15, 2015.

Poets House Emerging Poets Fellowship alumna Aziza Barnes reads "Why Can't Black People Just Write About Flowers?" as part of the PBS NewsHour segment on Poets House, December 15, 2015.

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