poetry

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
Beyoncé

the powerful young poet harnessing words for a revolution

KiNG, featured in the Gurls Talk film series, speaks on Beyonce, why her art has to be political and what liberation really means.
Clementine de Pressigny
3.8.17
Hip-Hop

saul williams and the politics of poetry

As we get an exclusive listen to the first cut from his new remix album, we catch up with the provocative hip-hop poet.
Felix Petty
7.7.16
News

young indian feminist writes epic poem after being shamed for her body hair

Writer Naina Kataria explains the torture of hair removal to men, including the date who called her "too feminist."
Blair Cannon
5.9.16
Culture

10 things to know about warsan shire, the poet behind lemonade

Beyonce’s favourite poet is one of the most exciting young voices in writing today. She’s also one of the more mysterious.
Wendy Syfret
5.3.16
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