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Featured Webcast: Teens & Poetry for the 21st Century

TITLE: Teens & Poetry for the 21st Century

SPEAKER: Jennifer Chang, Mark McMorris, Lynn Melnick, Sharyn November
EVENT DATE: 2015/12/02
RUNNING TIME: 68 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)

DESCRIPTION: Poets Jennifer Chang and Mark McMorris read selections of "Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation" along with co-editor Lynn Melnick and Sharyn November of Viking Children's Books. The reading was followed by a moderated discussion on poetry and teens.

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November Feature: Asian-American Poetry Today with Garrett Hongo (04/13/12) - 60 minutes

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August Feature: Poetry and the Stars (09/05/12) - 51 minutes.

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