poetry

Social Media

I Faked My Way as an Instagram Poet, and It Went Bizarrely Well

I decided to find out whether Instagram poetry took real talent, or if the whole thing is a sham, by becoming the worst poet the internet has ever seen.
Andrew Lloyd
9.13.19
Culture

Erasure Poets Are Turning the Heavily Redacted Mueller Report into Art

Today is a goldmine for writers who craft poetry out of censored text.
Adriane Quinlan
4.21.19
Interviews

An Interview with Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis About Her New Book of Poetry

Like Speedy Ortiz? Well then friend, 'Mouthguard' is for you. Plus, check the new video for "I'm Blessed."
Annalise Domenighini
11.28.18
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This Is a Good Time to Read Leonard Cohen's Poem, "Kanye West Is Not Picasso"

It appears in 'The Flame' a posthumous collection of Cohen's lyrics and poetry, released last week.
Alex Robert Ross
10.12.18
Inside Outsider

Revealing Poetry From the Prisoner Who Killed Carl Williams

Matthew "The General" Johnson killed Carl Williams. He also writes poetry.
Mahmood Fazal
9.25.18
Features

Rap is Banned in Iran, But the Underground Scene is Flourishing

"We have so many forbidden things in Iran, but does that prevent us from doing them? If forbidden rap can tell good stories, go ahead and forbid it! The ban only means it's an opportunity."
Quentin Müller
5.7.18
Black Women Making History

Yrsa Daley-Ward's Intimate Poems Have Become an Instagram Sensation

The Nigerian-Jamaican writer has a new memoir called 'The Terrible' hitting shelves in June.
Tari Ngangura
3.21.18
poetry

Men Compose Haiku About Their Penises

"My soggy spring roll / You lil grow-er, not show-er..."
Rebecca Kamm
1.12.18
Literature

'I'm a Third-Culture Kid, So I'm Always Nowhere'

VICE talks with Mikael Johani about the re-issue of his poetry anthology "We Are Nowhere and It's Wow."
Syarafina Vidyadhana
8.14.17
Exhibition

A Sylvia Plath Retrospective Finally Puts Her Visual Art on Display

Little known fact: Plath was an art major before she switched to English.
Cailey Rizzo
7.30.17
hard time

Heart Wrenching Poems From Australia's Most Violent Inmates

Prisoners from Goulburn, Port Phillip, and Barwon share feelings.
Mahmood Fazal
7.28.17
Zines

This Chaotic Zine Reveals Black Metal's Darkest Layers

Artists and writers Una Hamilton Helle, Lotte Brown, and others explore Norwegian metal’s wilderness and folkloric imagery in the second issue of the black metal art zine 'Becoming the Forest.'
DJ Pangburn
6.16.17
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