Poetry in Our Times: What a Year it Has Been  
National Poetry Month
Poetry in Our Times: What a Year it Has Been  

For National Poetry Month, Indiana's State Poet Laureate, Matthew Graham, interviews several former Indiana Poets Laureate about Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb."

April 7, 2021
Poetry Sought to Honor Marshall “Major” Taylor
Poetry
Poetry Sought to Honor Marshall “Major” Taylor

Indiana Humanities and the Arts Council of Indianapolis seek to commission an Indiana poet to write an original poem inspired by the life, career, and legacy of Marshall "Major" Taylor to accompany a new mural of the famous cyclist to be installed during the summer of 2021.

February 25, 2021
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Adrian Matejka
Poetry
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Adrian Matejka

During the month of July, Indiana's Poet Laureate Matthew Graham will explore the themes of protest and pandemic with Hoosier poets. This week, he highlights Adrian Matejka's poem, "Affirmative Action."

July 28, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” with Matthew Graham
Poetry
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” with Matthew Graham

During the month of July, Indiana's Poet Laureate Matthew Graham will explore the themes of protest and pandemic with Hoosier poets. This week, he highlights one of his own poems, "Dispatches: The Chicago Race Riots, 1919."

July 22, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Chantel Massey
Poetry
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with Chantel Massey

During the month of July, Indiana's Poet Laureate Matthew Graham will explore the themes of protest and pandemic with Hoosier poets. This week, he highlights Chantel Massey's poem, "Black Sheep (mule of the world)."

July 15, 2020
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with DeAnthony Carter
Poetry
“Poetry in Our Times: Protest and Pandemic” Conversation with DeAnthony Carter

During the month of July, Indiana's Poet Laureate Matthew Graham will explore the themes of protest and pandemic with Hoosier poets. This week, he highlights DeAnthony Carter's poem, "Broken Expectations."

July 8, 2020
Poetry in Our Time: Conversation with Susan Neville
National Poetry Month
Poetry in Our Time: Conversation with Susan Neville

For National Poetry Month, Indiana's Poet Laureate Matthew Graham offered a series of questions to today's Hoosier poets. This week, we bring you Susan Neville's reflection, "On Poetry and Music."

April 24, 2020
Poetry in Our Time: Conversation with Dan Wakefield
National Poetry Month
Poetry in Our Time: Conversation with Dan Wakefield

For National Poetry Month, Indiana's Poet Laureate Matthew Graham offered a series of questions to today's Hoosier poets. This week, we bring you Dan Wakefield's essay, "How Poetry Saved Me."

April 17, 2020