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Library Names Charles Wright 20th US Poet Laureate

The Library of Congress has chosen Southern writer Charles Wright to serve as the nation’s next poet laureate beginning this fall.


NEW YORK - JUNE 15:  Gayle King and Maya Angelou talk at the Abyssian Development Corporation's tenth annual Harlem Renaissance Day of Commitment, June 15, 2004 in New York City.  President Bill Clinton was honered at the event, but was unable to attend. (Photo by Scott Eells/Getty Images)

Poet, Author Maya Angelou Dies At 86

Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.


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Best Local Poets In Sacramento

These are some of Sacramento’s most prolific poets worth a read.


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Profiled: An Elementary School Teacher In Sacramento

Sarah Kesty teaches special kids at Oakdale Elementary School. Find out why she loves her job.


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Best Spoken Word Venues In Sacramento

Traditional, tribal, free verse or pastoral, Sacramento is the perfect place to celebrate the spoken word during National Poetry Month.


Uni performs at many of the city's farmers markets (credit: courtesy of Heather Marie Ellison / www.unimusic.us)

Best Spots For Buskers In Sacramento

Whether you need a little entertainment while you shop, or are looking to sit down and enjoy a beverage while watching someone who could be the next big thing at an open mic, here is where you will find some of the city’s best street performers and offbeat acts.


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Best Local Poets In Sacramento

From books to spoken word captured on CD, you will find a variety of poets in Sacramento.

CBS Sacramento–11/15/2010