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By Lora Strum
Marie Colvin "was killed in an attempt to silence her and others reporting from that place,” poet and friend Alan Jenkins said.
By Steve Goldbloom
Phil Kaye is a Japanese-American poet and filmmaker and co-director of “Project Voice,” an organization that partners with schools to bring poetry into the classroom. He shares one of his poems, “Surplus,” for a brief but spectacular take on his…
Poet Heather Jacobsen can't forget how a hurricane shattered her neighborhood. Those indelible memories appear in her work "City Turned to Inland Lake."…
A young boy pushes a girl off a swing because he likes her. “Boys will be boys,” a teacher explains. Years later, a boy drinks a bit too much and hits his girlfriend. The same words echo in the girl’s…
By Corinne Segal
Raych Jackson spent countless nights of her childhood sitting on Chicago porches with her friends' hands in her hair -- feeling the intimacy of touch and the pain as they pulled tight, hearing the sounds of gossip flying around her.
By Jennifer Hijazi
Prolific poet and biographer Tom Clark died this month at the age of 77, leaving behind a substantial body of writing that exemplifies his penchants for lyricism, wit, and brevity, as well as a lifelong love of baseball.
Kelly Forsythe's latest collection “Perennial” imagines a different kind of narrative in the wake of the Columbine High School shooting -- a “coming-of-age” story about what it means when feeling safe has drastically changed.
For poet Ada Limón, carrying both the joys and sorrows of a child-free life is a testament to the human ability to exist with many things piled on our shoulders at once.
"The light doesn’t care how tall the fence is; it’s not hemmed in by steel bars or officers’ uniforms. It cannot be forgotten," Galal El-Behairy writes in a poem from Cairo's Tora Prison.
The language of Jos Charles' “feeld” is like an artifact from a different time, a kind of “lost Middle English” concieved to describe the trans experience in new ways.
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