Poets & Writers
“All important events in the world — whether admirable or monstrous — are always spearheaded in the realm of words,” said the late Czech author, playwright, political activist, and statesman Vaclav Havel. The intersection of literature and real life has always been a keen interest of Bill Moyers, who has invited many writers and poets to share their work and perspectives with him over the years.
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Poet and writer Sherman Alexie joined us for a live chat earlier this year to answer your questions. Replay the chat to see him answer viewer questions about his poetry and books, his creative process and being Native American. Continue reading
In this web extra, poet Kyle Dargan reads his poem about theft and desperation in hard economic times. Continue reading
Poet Kyle Dargan talks about his efforts to reconcile his disparate cultural environments through poetry. Continue reading
The bestselling author tells Bill how our legal system deals out justice unevenly, with terrible consequences and cost. Continue reading
Martín Espada reads “Blessed Be The Truth-Tellers,” inspired by Jack Agüeros, a truth-telling Puerto Rican poet, fiction writer, playwright, community organizer, translator, and the first writer Espada ever met.