Pop Powerhouses and Poets: A Feminist Playlist for this Summer
From poetry’s rhythmic cadence and stunning lyricism to the popularity of spoken word poetry, sometimes the best poems are like songs, and experts and amateurs, alike have discussed the connection between poetry and music for years.
An Interview with Christopher Poindexter
I really latched onto the presence of my grandfather. He came to all my baseball games. Which was my first true dance with romanticism. The smell of that grass, the leather- everything. His appreciation for it became mine. Their love
Poetry and Cocktails: Summer Sips for Your Next Book of Poems
With summer right around the corner, promising relaxation and sunshine, it’s the perfect time to try out some new fruity cocktails while chipping away at those TBR stacks.
Bring Poetry on Vacation this Summer
Books—and poetry, in particular—can play a bigger role than just a plane ride distraction if we let them.
Poetry and Self-Care: 6 Nature Poems for Healing
Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to give our attention to the importance of mental health and stop the stigma often associated with mental health issues. Every mental health journey is different and so is the way we practice
Poetry and Fashion: The Power of Skirting the Rules
Poems like Jones’s “Boy in a Stolen Evening Gown” blur the gender binary and help the speaker make both sense and celebration out of “the chiffon body [they’ve] borrowed.”
Jenna Clare Talks Creative Process and Poetry as Activism
From photography and graphic design to writing and videography, Jenna Clare laid out a masterful body of work in her self-published collection. She even found time to make a documentary, journalling her creative process.
Poets to Read Based on Your Favorite Works of Fiction
Poetry can be just as much of a page-turner as fiction, or, even better, it can keep us glued to a line or stanza, paused in reflection.
From Lawyer to Poet: Leticia Sala Reflects on Being Published
Reimagine what today’s writers look like, where their words have taken them. Uncovering the seemingly endless possibilities of what an artist is today, Leticia Sala is a prime example of the unapologetic voice of the future of poetry.
Interview with Wilson Oryema
“I think poetry is one of the best mediums to clearly and succinctly convey an idea or feeling. “ Wilson Oryema is a writer and multidisciplinary artist based in London, who specializes in image, text, and film. His poetry collection
Poems to Read During Each Phase of the Moon
737 The Moon was but a Chin of Gold A Night or two ago— And now she turns Her perfect Face Upon the World below— Her Forehead is of Amplest Blonde— Her Cheek—a Beryl hewn— Her Eye unto the Summer Dew The likest I have known— Her Lips of