April 12, 2012 – Hour 1

Documentary poet, labor activist, and 2010 Guggenheim Fellow Mark Nowak and 2008 National Book Award finalist and four-time national Poetry Slam champion Patricia Smith join us to discuss what motivates them as poets seeking to engage with a wide audience and work for social justice.


This hour’s panel was recorded live during the Split the Rock Poetry Festival at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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