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Writer Has A Down-Home Feel For Atlanta’s Dark Side

Best-selling crime novelist Karin Slaughter (yes, that’s her real name) grew up just south of Atlanta in the 1970s and […]

Murder Charges Expected In Aurora Hearing

Authorities will file formal charges in the Aurora, Colo., theater shootings Monday. It’s widely assumed that prosecutors will file dozens, […]

A Portrait Of A Country Awash In ‘Red Ink’

As the federal debt balloons, reducing it would seem more and more pressing. Yet policymakers remain far apart. Debt, deficit […]

‘Lifting,’ And Lifted By, Words

Poet Ouyang Yu comes to NPR’s Poetry Games representing two continents: Asia, where he was born (in China); and Australia, […]

Poetry Games: Cast Your Vote!

In the days of the ancient Greeks, poetry and sport went hand in hand at athletic festivals like the Olympics. […]

Against All Odds, You ‘Swim Your Own Race’

South African poet Mbali Vilakazi is also a performer and radio producer based in Cape Town. Vilakazi’s poem pays tribute […]

‘Once More,’ Passing The Torch To One And All

Representing Europe in NPR’s Poetry Games is Slovenian poet Ales Steger. Steger’s first work translated into English, The Book of […]

‘The Wrestler’ Grapples With Myth, Power And Love

A Muslim-American poet and novelist of Indian descent, Kazim Ali’s work has been featured in Best American Poetry and the […]

‘Olimpicamente’: In Praise Of Feistiness And Big Feet

A poet and editor living in Brooklyn, Monica de la Torre was born in Mexico City. Her poem “Olimpicamente” is […]

Jindal’s Story Intrigues, But Can It Get Him A VP Nod?

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has a compelling life story that would add some sizzle to Mitt Romney’s White House bid. […]

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