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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, Amanda Gorman delivers a poem after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden, again commanded the spotlight on one of the country’s biggest stages, the Super Bowl. Gorman read an original poem Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, during the pregame festivities in Tampa, Fla. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

The role of Black storytelling in poetry

Hayley DeSilva, Contributing Writer February 15, 2021

It has been almost one month since Amanda Gorman gave her inaugural poem on the Capitol steps.  Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in history and first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate at the age...

Allison Joseph shares some of her topical political poetry with attendees of the event. Recently, she has taken aim at the Trump administration. (Katherine Graham/ The DePaulia)

Poet Allison Joseph shares tips for political prose at DePaul

Albora Memushi October 9, 2017

The poet Allison Joseph stopped by DePaul to read her poetry and answer questions from students Thursday, Oct. 5. Joseph lives, writes and teaches in Carbondale, IL. Joseph is editor of Crab Orchard...

Poetry symposium honors Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks

Poetry symposium honors Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks

Ebony Ellis October 9, 2017

On Monday, Oct. 2, a poetry symposium was held in the DePaul Theatre School atrium honoring the 100th birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Angela Jackson, Brooks’ biographer,...

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Louder than a Bomb: World’s largest youth poetry festival empowers and enlightens

Vanessa Bell and Emily Brandenstein April 5, 2015

The floor seating of the Arie Crown Theater was packed with over 2,000 students cheering, dancing and laughing with their friends. In one corner of the VIP section was a camera crew adjusting their tripods...

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