The popular appeal of poetry on public transport; a profile of Lucien Stryk; the NEA is necessary; and more.
Jane Kenyon (1947-1995)
A tribute in verse.
Necessary Beauty and the NEA
An Alabama poet believes that the National Endowment for the Arts should be funded because it helps the curious person discover the arts.
When Worlds Combine: The Evolution of a Television Series on Poetry
"The Language of Life With Bill Moyers" features 18 poets filmed at the 1994 Dodge Poetry Festival.
Japan, the Ambiguous, and Myself
In 1994 Nobel Lecture, the novelist speaks about power of art to heal individuals and countries.
A Profile of Lucien Stryk
At 71, after traveling the world and publishing more than 30 books, the Zen Buddhist poet Lucien Stryk continues to learn about himself and his art.
The Popular Appeal of Poetry on Public Transport
A survey finds that almost everyone in New York City subways appreciates poetry placards.
News and Trends
NEA Faces Abolition This Fall
Congress is working on legislation that could effectively end federal arts funding by October 1.
LitNet Adds 12 New Sponsors
The Literary Network established to defend freedom of expression adds 12 new sponsors.
Robert Hass Appointed Poet Laureate
Hass succeeds Rita Dove as poet laureate of the United States.
Tune in to "Writers World"
In April, the Voice of America, the international radio service of the United States Information Agency, broadcasted the first series of interviews with writers hosted by poet Rose Styron.