Taije Silverman

Taije Silverman (San Francisco, 1974) is an American poet, translator, and teacher. She has lived in different cities in the United States including Houston, Berkeley, Atlanta, New York, D.C., Ithaca, Princeton, and Charlottesville. Her first book of poems, Houses Are Fields, was published in 2009. It takes its title from a translated phrase in Antigone. Poems written since the book can be found in journals like Ploughshares, Poetry, The Harvard Review, Pleiades, Five Points, and Agni and at http://brooklynpoets.org/poet/taije-silverman/. She has been …Read More

Rita Dove

Rita Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant to the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995 and as Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2004 to 2006. She has received numerous literary and academic honors, among them the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (video) and, more recently, the 2003 Emily Couric Leadership Award, the 2001 Duke Ellington Lifetime Achievement Award, the 1997 Sara Lee Frontrunner Award, the 1997 …Read More