June 5, 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.