poetry

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
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
12.17.18
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.
Tish Weinstock
3.21.18
peace week

“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.
Reem Kawasmi
1.24.18
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.
Matthew Whitehouse
11.6.17
poetry

“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.
Matthew Whitehouse
9.29.17
poet's corner

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
9.28.17
Film

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.
i-D Staff
6.23.17
News

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.
Hannah Ongley
5.26.17
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