poetry

Culture

Caleb Femi's poetry shatters stereotypes around Black British youth

The hyphenate artist tells Ciaran Thapar about his recent book of poetry, 'Poor', a poignant portrait of the South London neighbourhood he grew up in.
Ciaran Thapar
1.25.21
Culture

The charity using poetry to change young people’s lives

Football Beyond Borders' spoken word project, 'Beyond Bars', looks to empower disadvantaged UK youth. 16-year-old poet Abi Simms is proof of how.
Mahoro Seward
1.19.21
Culture

The poet articulating your deepest existential fears

‘Sweetdark’, Savannah Brown’s sophomore collection of poetry, explores how we live vulnerably, pleasurably, and chaotically at the end of the world.
Jenna Mahale
10.12.20
Culture

Get a first read of Lana Del Rey’s poem about her ringtone

From her new collection of poetry, 'Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass', out today.
Douglas Greenwood
9.29.20
Culture

"There's a lot of rage in my work": The young poets writing as a form of resistance

In our divided political times, poetry, as both a tool of political protest and a means of building community, is more popular than ever.
James Patterson
3.10.20
Culture

How true crime inspired Olivia Gatwood's raw, feminist poems

The poet and soon-to-be novelist discusses her history with and exploration of gendered violence and the media.
Britnee Meiser
2.26.20
News

Lana Del Rey is releasing a spoken word album in January

Honestly, can’t wait to spend 2020 listening to Lana get down to some beat poetry
Alim Kheraj
12.20.19
Culture

writers for migrant justice brought poetry and protest together

The growing collective hosted events in 45 cities to raise money for migrants detained at the border.
E.R. Pulgar
9.16.19
Fashion

valentino wears its heart on its sleeve

Pierpaolo Piccioli collaborates with four poets for autumn/winter 19 to celebrate love.
Osman Ahmed
3.4.19
Culture

planetarium is a short film celebrating the radical power of women

Liv Colliander and David Henry Gerson’s fantastical visual, narrated by Maripol, breathes new life into Adrienne Rich’s feminist poem.
Nicole DeMarco
12.13.18
Culture

why sadie dupuis of speedy ortiz published her 'sad girl poems'

The indie rock queen started writing poems during Speedy Ortiz's 2011 inception — but she hasn't shared them until now.
Nick Fulton
11.1.18
Culture

francisca silva tattoos love poems to her wife abroad

Her minimal tattoo-poems engage with themes of queer love, sex, and separation.
Coco Romack
4.5.18
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