#poetry

Dead Woman Poets Are Not Your Punchline

Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton have become cultural jokes for teen girl angst. How can we reclaim their complicated literary legacies?

Poems About The Weather to Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate it by reading these weather poems, from praise to condemnation for the wind and the rain.

How Poetry Is Helping Me Through The Pandemic

One reader shares how poetry has brought her comfort and companionship in the midst of the pandemic, and offers some recommendations.

11 Glorious Spoken Word Poems By Queer Poets

Glorious poetry by queer poets that highlights struggles of being queer in this heteronormative world, and our small victories.

Poet Louise Glück Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

Poet Louise Glück has been awarded with the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.

5 Poetry Collections As History Lessons

These collections of poetry aren’t just transformative, but informative; one reader shares history lessons learned in collections like Don’t Let Me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine.

New No-fee Ekphrastic Poetry Prize for Teens and Adults

The Barjeel Art Foundation has opened a new, no-fee ekphrastic poetry prize for teens and adults. There are six categories.

Literature in the Korean Drama BECAUSE THIS IS MY FIRST LIFE

This Rioter discovered something even more absorbing than the Korean drama she couldn't get enough of: the literature it featured.

5 Books To Get Your Buddhism Through Poetry

Poetry is a natural way into Buddhism. Here are some great collections to get you started.

On Memorizing Poetry

On the beauty and power of memorizing poetry. Why one reader has found such joy in this literary act.