poetry http://wwno.org en Singer-Songwriter Jim McCormick http://wwno.org/post/singer-songwriter-jim-mccormick <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The poetics of pickup trucks and cutoffs are not lost on </span><a href="http://www.jimmccormicksongs.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim McCormick</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Nor are the subtleties of Trans Ams and the beverage choices of the young and hay-baling set. And that's how it should be for a poet-turned-Nashville songwriter.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 27100 at http://wwno.org Public Library To Host U.S. Poet Laureate http://wwno.org/post/public-library-host-us-poet-laureate <p>The New Orleans Public Library will host a celebration of the arts with a reading and book signing with United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave.</p><p>Trethewey, a Gulf Coast native, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning poet and the 19<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;U.S. Poet Laureate.&nbsp;Dedicated to recovering the Gulf Coast, Threthewey will share her themes of race, history, personal experiences and politics with the people of New Orleans.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:47:04 +0000 WWNO Staff 24032 at http://wwno.org NewsPoet: Paisley Rekdal Writes The Day In Verse http://wwno.org/post/newspoet-paisley-rekdal-writes-day-verse <em>Today at </em>All Things Considered<em>, we continue a project we're calling </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/156006378/newspoet">NewsPoet</a><em>. Each month, we bring in a poet to spend time in the newsroom — and at the end of the day, to compose a poem reflecting on the day's stories.</em><p><em>The series has included Pulitzer Prize winner </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/01/27/145985904/newspoet-tracy-k-smith-writes-the-day-in-verse">Tracy K. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:25:00 +0000 editor 15474 at http://wwno.org