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Patricia Smith: Exploring Life Through the Poetry of Personas

Renowned poet and poetry slam performer Patricia Smith explores urban life and history by getting into people's skins and speaking their words. In this powerful and inspiring keynote for NWP's 2010 Urban Sites Network Conference, she reflects on her teaching experience and the incredible…
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Why I Write: Jane Hirshfield Writes about Life's Profound Mystery

By Jane Hirshfield
Prize-winning international poet, translator, and essayist Jane Hirshfield's poetry speaks to the central issues of human existence: desire and loss, impermanence and beauty, and the many dimensions of our connection with others. She tells NWP why she writes.
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Why I Write: To Awaken the Spirit in the Downtrodden

By Nnamdi Chukwuocha, Al Mills
Poets and youth workers Al Mills and Nnamdi Chukwuocha answer the call to describe #WhyIWrite with a poem. The answer is inseparable from their community and the promise of the youth they work with.
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Billy Collins: A ‘Reader’s Poet’ Reads at NWP’s Annual Meeting

Two-time Poet Laureate Billy Collins shared his poetry, insights into writing, and many, many humorous asides at the 2009 NWP Annual Meeting's General Session.
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Everybody’s Vaguely Familiar: Jack Powers, Poetry & A Career of Teaching Writing

By National Writing Project
We kick-off National Poetry Month by visiting with poet and teacher Jack Powers, celebrating the publication of his new book, Everybody’s Vaguely Familiar.
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Poet, Author, Educator: A Visit with Zev (Dan) Levinson

By National Writing Project
Zev (Dan) Levinson visits with us to discuss his poetry, outreach, and connection to education through the Redwood Writing Project and California Poets in the Schools. In addition to being a poet and author, Levinson has also recently joined the NWP Writers Council.
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Write Now Teacher Studio

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Where teachers write, share, and talk shop about writing and the teaching of writing

Hosted by the National Writing Project, the Write Now Teacher Studio is an open, online community of educators for educators. It’s a place to write together, examine our teaching, create and refine curricula, and work toward ever more effective and equitable practices to create confident, creative, and critical thinkers and writers in our classrooms and courses.

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