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For the few years I've been publishing this poetry blog and tracking news about poets, I've come to see that poets actually get lots of ink in the mainstream US press. Maybe more than they deserve if you consider the small amount of poetry books that sell every year in America. And this is a good thing!
Was Shakespeare a stoner? Study says poet may have used pot (The Today Show)
Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C.S. Lewis (New York Times)
STL poet laureate opens Ferguson Commission meeting with poems on Michael Brown and police violence (The St. Louis American) Scary things were happening in St. Louis this week due to the one-year anniversary of the first shooting to put police violence against black people on the media radar. Michael Castro pictured above.