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April 5, 2013

In this web extra, poet Kyle Dargan reads his poem about theft and desperation in hard economic times. Continue reading

April 5, 2013

Poet Kyle Dargan talks about his efforts to reconcile his disparate cultural environments through poetry. Continue reading

April 5, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Theologian James Cone and historian Taylor Branch join Bill to discuss Dr. King’s other dream: economic justice. Continue reading

John Grisham on Bill Moyers Journal in 2008
March 29, 2013 | Moyers Moments

The bestselling author tells Bill how our legal system deals out justice unevenly, with terrible consequences and cost. Continue reading

February 26, 2013

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.

February 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Exploring the virus of money in our politics, and how we need to combat it. Continue reading

February 15, 2013

Poet Martín Espada talks about the sacrifices artists sometimes need to make, and what drives him to both poetry and activism.
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February 8, 2013 | Book Club

Browse selected books by Moyers & Company guests, and let us know which ones moved and inspired you. Continue reading

January 18, 2013

We check in with Haydil Henriquez, a young poet featured on Bill Moyers Journal in 2007 who was inspired by Martín Espada. Continue reading

January 18, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, joins Bill to make the case for common-sense reform that would bring the Senate back to serving democracy. Continue reading

January 18, 2013

Poet Martín Espada joins Bill to read from his work and talk about how poets “reach out and put our hands on the intangible.” Continue reading

January 17, 2013 | Book Club
Selected excerpts from his third autobiography about Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation and Lincoln's second inauguration
January 17, 2013

Espada reads the poem he wrote to honor his good friend, historian and activist Howard Zinn. Continue reading

Composite image of books audiences picked for President Obama to read.
January 11, 2013 | Book Club
Bill asked what books you'd recommend Obama read as he embarks on his second term. View a list of the top suggestions.
Composite image. Right: President Barack Obama smiles as he speaks about the fiscal cliff, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington. The president said it appears that an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff is "in sight," but says it's not yet complete and work continues. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)  Left: Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet who will read an original work at Obama's second inauguration in January 2013.
January 11, 2013 | Blog
Blanco will be the first Latino and first gay poet to read at a presidential inauguration. He will also be the youngest.
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