Poetry slams, spoken word events and recitals. Why are so many young people turning to poetry?
A poem to celebrate the wonderful county of Suffolk on its third annual Suffolk Day.
Joy Harjo has been appointed as the United State's new poet laureate - the first Native American to hold the position. Harjo is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation She is known for such works as 'The Woman Who Fell From the Sky' and 'In Mad Love and War Joy Harjo spoke to Newsday's Bola Mosuro about her new position and shares the poem 'I Give You Back' which she credits with helping to save her life. (Photo: Joy Harjo. Credit: Shawn Miller, Library of Congress)
Skaldic verse was composed to celebrate Viking rulers over one thousand years ago. During King Cnut’s reign of England (1016-1035), the verses often took on new influences from Christianity. Eleanor Parker, lecturer in Medieval English Literature at Brasenose College, Oxford University, UK, reads from the Knútsdrápur. Image: Vintage engraving showing Danish Vikings invading Britain (duncan1890/Getty Images)