PAUL SIMON RECEIVES FIRST GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG IN WASHINGTON
Poet laureate Billy Collins (L) performs with the Dixie Hummingbirds during a concert celebrating the music of Paul Simon, recipient of the first Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, at the Warner Theater in Washington on May 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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The U.S. Library of Congress said Thursday Natasha Trethewey has been appointed poet laureate for 2012-13.
U.S. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington named Kay Ryan as the library's 16th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2008-09.
A high school senior from Columbus, Ohio, has won the nation's first Poetry Out Loud title for his performance at Washington's Lincoln Theatre.
The newly rich Poetry Foundation has awarded two more large prizes to American poets, one who has been under-recognized and another a former U.S. poet laureate.
Luke Walton scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds before aggravating an ankle injury Monday night as fourth-ranked Arizona defeated Boston University, 85-
As a former literacy tutor, it is alarming to contemplate that more than a third of American adults do not read well enough to fill out a job application or to help their children with homework.
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The pomp of Washington came to the tragic and still-healing milieu of lower Manhattan Friday as Congress had a ceremonial session to honor the victims of last y