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.
'Close' Is the Literary Newsletter Bringing Intimacy to Your Inbox
We spoke to the creators of one of the best sources of original writing in the UK.
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."
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
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."
Men Compose Haiku About Their Penises
"My soggy spring roll / You lil grow-er, not show-er..."
Fast Food Week
To Remoulade, with Love and Disgust
You were once so exquisite, back when you came from France. That was long ago, before somebody decided to fill you with chopped cabbage.
Lifting the Veil on Jute Gyte's Adventurous Microtonal Black Metal
Listen to 'The Sparrow' and read our interview with the ever-prolific Adam Kalmbach on inspiration, tonality, and the perks of working alone.
The Young Voice of London Life
Kayo Chingonyi talks London music culture and why black men find it hard to express love for each other.
Rianna Jade Parker
A Queer Black Poet's Quest for Liberation
Aziza Barnes tells us about her journey to find herself in a country ruled by tired notions of race and gender.
Alexis P. Williams
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE
Patricia Lockwood, the 'Poet Laureate of Twitter,' Is More Than the Sum of Her Dick Jokes
In her new memoir "Priestdaddy," the "Rape Joke" author discusses puberty, Slankets, environmental degradation, and what it's like when your father becomes a Father.
Cowboy Poetry Is the American Art Form You've Never Heard Of
Cowboy poetry gatherings have been drawing thousands for decades, bringing together Americans from the left and right and all pastures in between.