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Kara Lewis is a poet, writer, and editor based in Kansas City. Her poems have appeared in Stirring, SWWIM, Pithead Chapel, Sprung Formal, and elsewhere. Currently, she is an MFA candidate in poetry at New England College's low-residency program, where she received the prestigious Joel Oppenheimer scholarship.

Do you ever wish amazing, handpicked poetry collections came right to your door? With poetry entering the growing subscription box craze, this literary fantasy could be your new reality. Look forward to poetry every month and liven up your mailbox

As gender roles continue to shift and conversations about intersectional feminism, equality, and identities outside of the gender binary become more common, masculinity is getting a makeover. The evolving and increasingly diverse nature of what it means to be a

Writing in a poetic style can enhance many aspects of the memoir genre. Like memoir, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “an autobiography or a written account of one’s memory of certain events or people,” poetry benefits from honesty,

Oh, the beach read. The popular literary concept, an emerging genre in itself, has inspired articles in The New Yorker, Book Riot, and Electric Literature. It’s taken over full stands and tables at bookstores. It’s proven to be one of

You might not instantaneously think of poetry when you think of musicals. However, these two art forms share an unexpected connection: Both enchant audiences with rhythm, sound, and lyricism. In fact, books and writers have inspired many of today’s most

TC Tolbert pictured above   Now more than ever, there’s a growing awareness that gender falls on a spectrum. According to a new study, more than one million Americans identify as nonbinary, and Merriam-Webster added the singular “they” pronoun to its dictionary

From pandemic reflections to poems that depict protest and unrest, July’s poetry collections speak out on important and urgent topics. If you’re wanting to be moved, inspired, and understood, these five forthcoming collections are likely to have just the right

Note: Glassdoor figures in this article are from June 2021.   If you’re a poet, then chances are many people have asked you how you plan to turn your passion into profit. It turns out that the answer may be more promising

As the fifth-largest city in the Midwest, Milwaukee has a lot to offer. The city is known for its expansive art scene, stunning lake views, and—of course—its designation as one of the beer capitals of the world. While visitors will

TikTok continues to grow in both its popularity and influence. According to Hootsuite, the digital community is the seventh most-used social media app—and stood out as the most frequently downloaded throughout 2020. TikTok blends wide-ranging creativity with a global outreach,

A new season brings new opportunities to put your work out there! The process of submitting to contests offers the opportunity to revise your poems, put together a manuscript, and develop your writerly courage and confidence—plus, you just might win

Listening to poetry in audiobook form can be a fantastic way to appreciate some of the genre’s best qualities. In fact, many poetry scholars believe poems are best experienced when read aloud—giving readers a chance to appreciate the art form’s