poetry

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
2 days ago
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
3 days ago
LGBTQ

We Attended India’s First Transgender Poetry Reading

The event offered a safe space to process difficult emotions through creativity, but it was also tinged by a bitter feud within the trans community.
Yours Truly
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 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
9.27.17
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
7.28.17
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
6.15.17
poetry

A Poet Turned Nonsense from a Language-Learning App into Something Beautiful

My sister goes to the institute / My parents do not love her.
Kara Weisenstein
6.8.17
poetry

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
6.3.17
poetry

Apples and Ballons Are Like Paper for This Poet Laureate

Redmond Poet Laureate Shin Yu Pai is changing the way we experience poetry.
Abby Ronner
5.16.17
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