Discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community has increased drastically since the pandemic began. The “Stop AAPI Hate” initiative was launched in March of 2020, and they have reported 3,975 hate incidents between March 19 and Feb.
April is National Autism Acceptance Month, also known as National Autism Awareness Month. According to the Autism Science Foundation, one in 59 people have been diagnosed with autism. People with autism may behave and communicate differently than the general population,
When you think of Minneapolis, you probably think of gorgeous, snowy views and frigid temperatures—but don’t look past this thriving city’s decidedly hot literary scene. Home to many publishers, independent bookstores, and a top-ranking MFA program, Minneapolis is a must-visit
Social justice hardly manifests in just one way or with just one, single feeling. However, traces of it may be present in unexpected places, like poetry—somewhere that social justice finds a voice (or rather, its many voices). Read Poetry spoke
Poetry is an age-old art, but that doesn’t mean its topics have to be. Poetry can be used as a tool to analyze, understand, and express the complications of the present age and ideas about the future. If you’re interested
Passover begins on March 27 this year. The seven-day Jewish holiday symbolizes liberation and escape from destruction. It’s one of the most important Jewish holidays and among the most widely celebrated traditions throughout the world. Whatever your Passover looks like
A cross between art, education, and experimentation, The Black Mountain College in North Carolina helped foster a mid-20th-century American avant-garde movement. The poets who came up through this brief but impactful program are known today as the Black Mountain Poets. Sometimes
Home of The Poetry Foundation, some of the most prestigious creative writing programs, and a wealth of bookshops and resident writers, Chicago’s poetry scene is among the best in the country. Whether you’re looking to support local businesses or get
Poetry has long made its impact in print, online, and at local readings and events. Now, the Healing Verse Philly Poetry Line, a recent project from Philadelphia poet laureate Trapeta B. Mayson, aims to further this influence through a unique,
March is Women’s History Month, which means we can look forward to 31 days of celebrating the vital role of women in American history, culture, and society. And what better way is there to celebrate their contributions than through poetry?
More and more artists, writers, and other creators continue to step into the movement to protect the environment and fight climate change. From museum exhibits that powerfully illustrate the topic to evocative films, nearly every genre of art has championed
Denver, Colorado stands out as a haven for artists and writers of all kinds. With mountainous views, snowy weather, and tons of arts and culture sites, Denver offers both opportunities for picturesque, indoor reflection and vibrant exploration. Along with its