The Unexpected Poetry Project
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The Unexpected Poetry Project

Each year, Nina Schafer hands out 12,000 poems to unsuspecting strangers. Nina’s “Unexpected Poetry Project” has blossomed since its conception 4½ years ago, and has become a part of her daily routine. Poems are given to people all over the Philadelphia area, printed on brightly colored paper and folded-in-fourths. Today is Poem in Your Pocket … Continue reading

The Cortland Review’s Poets in Person: Meet Gregory Pardlo
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The Cortland Review’s Poets in Person: Meet Gregory Pardlo

The Cortland Review’s National Poetry Month “Poets in Person” Video Feature is Gregory Pardlo. Learn more about the former Frost Place faculty member by clicking here. In the feature, Pardlo talks about how he began writing, how long it takes for him to finish a poem, and more. Each year since 2016, The Frost Place awards … Continue reading

Alumni News | Javier Zamora Featured on Poem-A-Day
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Alumni News | Javier Zamora Featured on Poem-A-Day

Read Frost Place alumnus Javier Zamora’s poem “Citizenship” on Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day feature. About This Poem “In this poem, I tried to convey a personal image that I’ve yet to fully understand: watching homeless U.S. citizens cross into Mexico to buy cheaper food. The setting is the Nogales, Arizona, port of entry. The year … Continue reading