"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.
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.
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
valentino wears its heart on its sleeve
Pierpaolo Piccioli collaborates with four poets for autumn/winter 19 to celebrate love.
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.
notes on being a woman
this teenage poet perfectly articulates what it means to be a girl
From always listening to her aunties, to the advice she’d give to her son, Abondance Matanda offers her notes on being a woman.
“to deny my people is to deny peace itself, period” – reem kawasmi
As part of 18-year-old Palestinian artist Shukri Lawrence’s Peace Week takeover, he asked his friend Reem Kawasmi to share a poem that hopes for freedom and harmony.
the sounding off issue
i-D’s music class of 2018: isaiah hull
Each hailing from outside London, this year’s class bring the noise from Dublin to Dorset. Tune in and turn up, because we listened to the future and it sounds like this.
“i want more difference in poetry” – 19-year-old poet isaiah hull contains strong language
A figure on the spoken word scene for over six years, Isaiah Hull is the teenage poet putting grime into rhyme.
5 new gen poets breathing life into poetry
Roses are red, violets are blue, if you thought poetry was dead, shame on you!
Sarah Roselle Khan
black liberation organiser and poet king speaks her mind
We hung out at home in LA with political organiser and verse-maker KiNG — watch the vid.
two lost sylvia plath poems with new perspectives on girlhood
Two previously unseen poems by The Bell Jar author, plus a trove of unseen photos, have just been discovered in India.