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Art Works!

July 16, 2012 If you’re a regular reader of the blog, or you’ve heard NEA Chair Rocco Landesman speak, or you’ve just caught a glimpse of our logo, you know that to us “Art works” is more than just a phrase. Instead it’s how we think about everything we support here—from the artworks themselves, to […]

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Spotlight on Cave Canem

February 9, 2012 by Paulette Beete Some of the 2011 Cave Canem Fellows with instructor Carl Phillips (back row, 2nd from right). Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths You might not expect Pompeii to figure significantly in the history of African-American literature, but it was a visit to the ancient buried city that inspired the name […]

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Art Talk with poet and translator Gregory Pardlo

February 7, 2012 by Paulette Beete Gregory Pardlo. Photo by Thomas Sayers Ellis. “We tend to underestimate the psychic costs of writing lyric poetry. It’s already a dangerous effort that requires considerable amounts of character and self-awareness.” — Gregory Pardlo Gregory Pardlo, recipient of a 2006 NEA Literature Fellowship for a Translation Project, is the […]

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