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There are 31 modern writers to follow.

One American text was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and Criticism and won for Poetry. After observing the El Salvador conflict in the 1970' with Amnesty International, Carolyn Forche came up with the concept "Poetry of Testimony", which led to The Country Between Us.

Their poetry questions the distinction between personally and politically when she writes about the surrounding worlds. Natasha Trethewey, who was named US Poetry Prize laureate from 2012-2014, examines the crossroads of breed, arts and histories in Bellocq's Ophelia and her 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winning Native Guard. Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Prize 2015 Poetry for Digest, looks at US identities through the lens of paternity and raciality, paying tribute to the ubiquitous past.

As a former US poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize laureate and MacArthur Foundation scholar with over 30 volumes of poetry, Charles Simic qualifies him as one of America's most important poetry poets. Marie Howe, the poet of New York State 2012-2014, is best known for What The Living Do, who is relentlessly addressing the AIDS crisis:

Rickey Laurentiis, who has received several poetry scholarships, from the National Endowment for the Art to the Poetry Foundation, explores how the US public past is still an energetic one. In 2014, his upcoming Boy With A Thorn was chosen for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize.

The poetry of Jane Hirshfield is inspired by her own particular buddhistic beliefs, although she chooses not to label them. "I' m a humanitarian writer, that's all," she said about spirituality and health in 2013. The Beauty, her eight volume of poetry, was published last months. Cathy Park Hong's poetry, which has received several scholarships, among them a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, is reflective and in fragmentary format.

Hong's latest publication Engine Empire contrasts the world of the old American West with industrialised China and our growing dependency on shared and digitised information. He is not only a National Books Award winner for his Lighthead but also a 2014 Genius Scholar of the MacArthur Foundation.

As a laureate of the National Book Critics Circle Award 2012 for Useless Landscape or A Guide for Boys, D.A. Powell's poetry questions current ideas of line structures. In his early volumes of poetry, the AIDS crises were the main topic. In her books Unmentionables and Tender Hooks, the Mississippi University lecturer Beth Ann Fennelly openly deals with "unspeakable" themes - feminine longing, sex, aging and the troubles and pleasures of maternity.

Danez Smith's most recent Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Scholarship from the Poetry Foundation focuses on the intersection of the dark US experiences. The boy is his first volume of poetry, preceeded by the chapterbook-hand. Cave Canem scholarship holder, she received a scholarship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tracy K. Smith's poetry, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Life on Mars, invited us to "imagine what it means to wear someone else's shoes," as the writer Toi Derricotte noted when Smith was awarded the Academy of Poets Fellowship 2014. Julia Alvarez was awarded the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature in 2002:

It was a finaleist for the National Reserve Critics Circle Award 2014. Their poetry explores the inner life of a woman and celebrates her sex life, most recently in The Uses of the Body. Warsan Shire's poetry in Teaching My Mothers How To Give Birth, which became the first Young Poet Laureate for London in 2013, focuses on mother-daughter relations and expulsion in an ever more globalised age.

Ocean Vuongs Poesie experimentiert mit der Form in his chapters in seinen Kapiteln Burnings and No. "The way the poet through spaces, its enjambment oder stopped line breaks, it' s utterances and stutterters, all work in tongues with the poem's conceit", bemerkte er in einem Interview mit dem Schriftsteller Edward J. Rathke im Jahr 2013.

In Phantom Noise, an army vet from the Second Iraq War, Brian Turner's poetry gives the singular combat veteran's face a vote in view of her experience abroad. Ryan's poetical line structures serve her trenchant visual language in her celebrated national carreer, which also included her work as US Poetry Award Winner from 2008-2010 and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The Best of It: New and Selected Poems.

The Chancellor of the Academy of African Poets, Naomi Shihab Nye's Poetry, invites the scholar to explore loopholes in culture and similarity by focusing on common, big and small issues, as in her books Red Suitcase and Transfer. Laureate of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Neon Vernacular:

Angel Nafis, a cave Canem scholar, appeared at the Women of the World Poetry Slam and National Poetry Slam. Their poetry commemorates the dark self and civilization by concentrating on the details of daily living in Little Girl Mansion. Matthew Rohrer's poetry, nominated for the Griffin International Poetry Prize 2005 for his work A Green Light, often describes dreamlike scenes in which an earthy real world is beyond the grasp of the orator.

Paisley Rekdal's poetry often struggles with identities and femininity in the books The Invention of the Kaleidoscope and Six Girls Without Pants with a Fulbright scholarship and a National Endowment for the Arts scholarship. Jericho Brown's Library Journal called The New Testament one of the best volumes of poetry of the past year.

This special volume confront racial and sex through the lense of Bible story. Louise Gl├╝ck, the US poet from 2003-2004, is often regarded as one of the leading female writers of our age. Their most recent volume of poetry FAITH FULL AND VITUOUS NIGHT won the National Books Award 2014.

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