poetry

Books

Eve L. Ewing’s New Book Explores the Ways Violence and Time Affect Black Lives

One hundred years after the Chicago Race Riot, '1919' reflects on a century of exodus and deliverance for Black Americans.
Nicholas Cannariato
6.6.19
Books

Janaka Stucky Brings a Doom-Metal Mysticism to His Poetry Readings

"I want to channel the energy of each performance into conjuring whatever altered state of consciousness I was in when I wrote the work."
Laura Hutson Hunter
6.5.19
CELEBRITIES

Princess Nokia’s NYT Interview Is Art, So We Turned It Into a Poem

"Matthew McConaughey on a beach in a hammock on a quaalude."
Taylor Hosking
5.30.19
Culture

Hanif Abdurraqib and Morgan Parker Chat Poetry and Blackness in America

The poets found time between their busy touring schedules to talk about 'Magical Negro,' the current wave of contemporary poetry, and how white salons still can't handle black hair.
Nicole Clark
4.22.19
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
4.19.19
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
11.27.18
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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
10.11.18
LGBTQ

We Attended India’s First Transgender Poetry Meet

As it turns out, it wasn’t just a forum for expressing marginalised thought.
Amita Ghose
7.30.18
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
3.20.18
Black Women Making History

Aja Monet Is Not OK with Your Apathy

The Brooklyn native and Black Lives Matter activist has been melding politics and poetry since long before Trump's white supremacist-fueled rise.
Maya Holder
3.8.18
Black Women Making History

Ashley August Isn't Afraid of Rejection

We talked to the actress and award-winning poet about how her bumpy road to stardom empowered her to be even more unapologetically black.
Alexis P. Williams
2.15.18
poetry

“Children Wander Aimlessly Poisoned by Cocaine”: Real Poets Workshop Roy Moore’s Poetry

The wild fringe Republican who's likely to become a US Senator from Alabama has said a lot of crazy things. He also writes poetry.
Eve Peyser
9.28.17
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