In addition to being a master writer, celebrated American poet Robert Frost was also a master reader.
A good poem reminds us not only of who we are, but what it’s like to be someone else. Such exercises in empathy can strengthen our capacity for compromise. America would be better off if more of us read poetry this National Poetry Month – and throughout the rest of the year.
Robby Novak, the Kid President, is taking the Internet by storm with his YouTube 'Pep Talk,' combining sage advice, Robert Frost's poetry, and some fantastic dance moves.
A collection of Frost memorabilia will be displayed at the University of Buffalo and will run until March 29.
Richard Blanco – who will compose an original poem to recite at Obama's Jan. 21 swearing-in – will be the first Latino, the first openly gay, and youngest inaugural poet ever.
Record assaults on journalists in 2012 and official moves to censor the Internet show how much authoritarian regimes fear the truth. Perhaps in 2013, truth-tellers will start to win.