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How CUNY became poetry central

The exceptionally diverse City University of New York is home to acclaimed poets

This year's Pulitzer Prize for poetry went to Olio by Tyehimba Jess, an associate professor of English at the College of Staten Island.

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THE City University of New York is many things. It is vast. It is accessible to students without a lot of money. It is exceptionally diverse. It is not, however, particularly fancy, the kind of place that oozes exclusivity or prestige.

And yet CUNY is home to a surprising...

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