Alyson McNaghten is a marketing coordinator and publicist based in Kansas City, and she is the editor of Read Poetry.

Falling on the 19th of June each year, Juneteenth is a national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States—or, more specifically, the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans that occurred in Galveston, Texas in 1865. It is an

The holiday season is in full swing—and with so many incredible poetry collections to choose from, you might be wondering which would make the best gift for the poetry-lover in your life. Whether you're shopping for someone else or adding

From Omar Sakr's Lost Arabs to Rupi Kaur's home body, 2020 was filled with both highly anticipated and unexpected poetry collections. Whether you're looking to gift a book for the holidays, snag one for yourself, or add to your TBR list,

Raised in Zomba, Malawi, Upile Chisala is a storyteller, sociologist, and activist. Her hope is to tell stories from the margins, and through her work, help others and herself come to terms with the past, celebrate the present, and confidently