Courtesy / Kaveh Bassiri

When translator and poet Kaveh Bassiri first published his poem "Invention of I," in the literary journal Copper Nickel, he wasn't sure how audiences would respond. Now, that poem is included in the Best American Poetry of 2020 collection.

Courtesy / National Park Service

Last month, the Buffalo National River Park Service announced the first artist in its revamped artist-in-residence program. Samuel Binns, a poet in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of Arkansas, will contribute artwork and creative projects in exchange for three weeks of housing at the park in Jasper.

courtesy: Geffrey Davis

Geffrey Davis' new collection of poetry, Night Angler, provides considerations of growing up, growing older and more. The book is the 2018 James Laughlin Award winner, presented by the Academy of American Poets.

courtesy Geffrey Davis

Poet Geffrey Davis, who teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Arkansas recently won a 2019 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His new book of poetry, Night Angler, won the 2018 James Laughlin Award.  

When he stopped by the studio to discuss his journey into becoming a poet, he also read his poem "The Fidelity of Water," which was published in the New Yorker earlier this year

Night Angler is available now from BOA Editions.

Blue Flower Arts - Poetry Foundation

A poetry crawl, featuring the works of the late Arkansas poet C.D. Wright, will take place April 20 starting at noon at Fayetteville Public Library. The event, which includes a sidewalk poem installation, is a collaboration among Open Mouth Reading Series, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville Public Library and University of Arkansas Special Collections.