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Poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram explores money as "a state of lack"

Sep 26, 2023
Read an excerpt from the title poem of Bertram's latest work, "Negative Money," which explores race, gender and indebtedness.
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram's "Negative Money," a book of poems, tackles themes including race, gender and debt.
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Alyssa Gaines was wrong about planning for the future

Jul 26, 2022
National Youth Poet Laureate Alyssa Gaines reflects on how you don't always need a plan.
Alyssa Gaines, 2022 National Youth Poet Laureate speaks onstage during The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit in Partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies on September 21, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Bloomberg Philanthropies)

The numbers, World Poetry Day edition

Mar 21, 2019
Rhyming poetry can be hard ... with apologies to the Bard.
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The Indy 500 has an official poet for the first time since the 1920s

Apr 28, 2016
Adam Henze’s Ode to the Indy 500 “For Those Who Love Fast, Loud Things” won him $1000 too.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 24: Ryan Hunter-Reay driver of the #28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda Dallara during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 24, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
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When the going gets rough, some sell poems

Sep 15, 2014
A story of an out-of-work jazz drummer who is trying to make it work.

The poetry of 'bankrupt' and 'nest egg'

Apr 21, 2014
Pondering the etymology, imagery and poetry of the Fed and its friends.

How do I love work? Let me count the ways ...

Aug 21, 2013
Writer Victoria Chang uses poetry to deal with the frustrations of bosses, and coworkers and workplaces.

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Taxing poetic: Your Tax Day poems

Apr 12, 2013
April is National Poetry Month -- and also the time taxes are on our minds. So, why not combine the two and tax poetic?

Calling all personal finance poets

Apr 5, 2013
April is National Poetry Month -- and also the month when most of us are scrambling to get our taxes filed. Send us your poems about taxes and Uncle Sam for a chance to have them read on the air.

The UBS LIBOR emails... in haiku

Dec 20, 2012
Those internal emails of UBS LIBOR rate-rigging do have a certain poetic ring to them...