poem

Deep Shit

A Literary Analysis of Taylor Swift's 'Vogue' Poem

Sit your sweet ass down and let me teach you a thing or two about a metaphor.
Lauren O'Neill
12.6.17
painting

Nursery Rhymes Come to Life in Dreamy Oil Paintings

Mary Jane Ansell’s paintings feature ethereal scenes inspired by dreams and classical portraiture.
Nathaniel Ainley
7.6.17
Art

Sleepwalkers Will Know How This Animation Feels

Inspired by a García Lorca poem, Theodore Ushev’s 'Sonámbulo/The Sleepwalker' imagines the dreams of a sleepwalking gypsy through an abstract pattern sequence.
Nathaniel Ainley
1.6.17
Interviews

An Interview with Viral Poet Hera Lindsay Bird

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.
Hannah Ewens
8.22.16
Holy Shit

So, Kanye West Wrote a Fast Food-Based Poem Called “The McDonald's Man” for Frank Ocean’s ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Zine

It’s a deep dive into the jealousy of McNuggets, our mistrust for fine-smelling french fries, and the heroism of a suave apple pie.
Alex Robert Ross
8.21.16
Premieres

End Your Willful Disregard with Saul Williams' New Video for "Down For Some Ignorance"

Williams along with Rafe Scobey-Thal create a stark, contemplative video about today's conflicts.
John Hill
3.23.16
PLEASE LOOK AT ME

A Man Creates a Conceptual Poem in Today's Comic from Julian Glander

He uses worms to write a worm poem on Micrasoft Worm.
Julian Glander
1.20.16
Art

3D-Printed Shadow Art Reveals a Hidden Haiku

Drzach & Suchy introduce a new kind of encrypted message.
Nathaniel Ainley
11.20.15
Twitter

The Twitter App That Sends Goodbye Poems to Your Unfollowers

Goodbye Unfollower: Adult Swim's new extension allows you to part with your haters in a polite and quite lyrical manner.
Nathaniel Ainley
8.28.15
Culture

Clive Palmer Is Actually Headlining a Poetry Festival

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.
Dan Nulley
8.5.15
A Few Impressions

James Franco Speaks with Frank Bidart About Poetry

Earlier this spring we asked James Franco to interview the poet Frank Bidart for our June fiction issue. Unfortunately, great work is cut from our print magazine every month, and this was one of the pieces we couldn't fit.
James Franco
6.5.14
The Imposters Issue

A Poem Leads to a Life Sentence in Qatar

The Arab Spring has faded from headlines, but that doesn't mean governments have ceased oppressing their people. Case in point: Mohammed al-Ajami was just sentenced to life in prison in Qatar after reading a poem aloud at his house to a group of...
Amira Asad
1.25.13
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