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.”
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.
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
Trigger warning: sexual assault As poetry evolves, many new debates about the art form erupt. Just as ideas about the legitimacy of self-publishing and Instagram poetry have challenged long-held literary traditions, the differences between online poetry journals and print poetry journals
As its name might suggest, Revolution Records, located in the downtown Crossroads area of Kansas City, can best be described as revolutionary.
If you ask the average person what they learned about poetry in school, they might remember suffering through a few 17th-century English poets and barely squeaking by with the help of SparkNotes. But poetry in the classroom doesn’t have to
As Mother’s Day approaches, I started to reflect on the magnitude of what it means to be a mother. I thought about all of the women who take on the role with such strength, selflessness, and grace.
If you place a finger on the pulse of underground poetry in Kansas City, you’ll hear a steady growing beat from One Mic Stand KC. This up-and-coming open mic for poets and musicians has been featuring some of the freshest
About a year ago, I became determined to make social media a more positive, interesting outlet, and, for me, that meant following lots of literary accounts.
No matter who we are or where we come from, our religion, race or language, we seek to share our stories and pieces of our lives with one another.