Leonard Cohen's musical catalog was robust and full of classics—but his literary work was no less essential to understanding his art.
"What I would like to see is a scholarly edition of his poems," says the author of a new book on Sun Ra. "I think they're worthy of that treatment..."
The winner never pleases everyone, but it's at least a chance to remind the larger public that serious literature exists, and to give one person a nice boost in book sales.
The explosive poem inspired by Eileen Myles's run for president arrives just in time for the election.
The New Zealand writer, who went viral with her poem "Keats is Dead so Fuck me From Behind," talks about bisexuality, Janet Jackson, and pissing off old men.
We caught up with author Garth Greenwell to talk about his debut novel, and the scary but necessary process of writing about queer sex in America today.
The punk poet talks last meals, crying all the time, and reading every day.
Aidan Dun tells us about meeting Arthur Rimbaud in a vision and finding inspiration in King's Cross.
Katherine Dunn died this week, but her work—especially the incredible novel Geek Love—spoke to everyone who thought of themselves as an outsider or weirdo.
Writer Kate McLeod's alter-ego spends her days sitting at a bus stop in suburban London, reciting terrible poetry to whoever will listen.
Then we check out a photography project that recreates the dreams of South African trans sex workers and Broadly explains why the Cambodian tradition of building private "love huts" for girls may be coming to an end.
Apparently iron fists and tender souls aren't mutually exclusive.
Since she's finally been awarded the ultimate recognition—one of her plays being shown at the National Theatre in London—we thought it was time to celebrate the life and work of Sarah Kane.
Ashraf Fayadh friends and family say that the poet—who is accused of apostasy and writing love poems that were allegedly anti-Islamic—is formally fighting his sentence.
News of his upcoming execution has made international headlines, but the harsh court ruling just underscores how hard it is to be an artist in Saudi Arabia.
These poems by community worker and artist R. A. Washington explore another side of the deaths investigated in VICE's feature-length documentary, Cleveland Strangler.
We caught up with the legendary punk rocker turned memoirist and art critic to talk about his new book, Massive Pissed Love.
We sat down with the writer to talk about her career, how New York has changed, and the problems LGBT people still face.
You're not the only one who turns into Picasso after 10 mg of Ambien.
At the age of 26 an aspiring bard named F. Clive Palmer published a collection of poems. Now he's set to appear at the Queensland Poetry Festival.
Christle's latest collection of poetry is a book easily larger than the sum of all its parts; it widens the rift between fantasy and reality in a way that makes the world somehow both clearer and more mysterious.
The New York museum's new exhibition is a group show, film festival, and literary guidebook—all in one.
The latest from the VICE fiction issue.
Dancer Shareeka Harrell trained as a boxer and dug deep into Miami's black history to prepare for her role as the legendary fighter and activist.