Arts’s Recent Stories
Poetry Jun 01Poet recalls the ‘terror’ of the first day of adoption
Patrick Hicks is the author of over ten books, including “The Collector of Names,” “Adoptable,” “This London” and “The Commandant of Lubizec.” Watch Hicks read his poem “The Strangers” from his collection “Adoptable” at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair…
Poetry May 18Poet contemplates fatherhood in a hotel room
Ted Mathys is the author of three books of poetry, “The Spoils,” “Forge” and most recently “Null Set.” Watch Mathys read his poem “Artifact Hotel” at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
Poetry May 04Arielle Greenberg reads ‘I’m Not Saying Your Mother is a Vampire’
Arielle Greenberg is the author of three poetry collections, including "Slice," "My Kafka Century" and "Given." Watch Greenberg read her poem “I’m Not Saying Your Mother is a Vampire” at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
Poetry Apr 27Poet reflects on his time ‘Sleeping in Gaza’ during airstrikes
Najwan Darwish is one of the foremost Arabic-language poets of his generation. His English translator, Kareem James Abu-Zeid, reads "Sleeping in Gaza" from his collection "Nothing More To Lose."…
Poetry Apr 20Poet writes a letter to her ‘high school obsession,’ the Atom Bomb
Watch poet Catherine Pierce read her poem “Dear Atom Bomb” at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
Poetry Apr 13Poet delivers a challenge: ‘change is not made by cowards’
Jonathan B. Tucker is the Youth Programs Coordinator for Split This Rock, a national nonprofit organized devoted provoking social justice through poetry. Listen to Tucker recite his poem "Live United" at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
Poetry Apr 06Poet Bill Berkson reads ‘The One God’
Listen to Bill Berkson read “The One God” from his new collection “Expect Delays.”…
Poetry Mar 30Poet writes unflinchingly about self-inflicted violence and women
Sarah Rose Nordgren reads "The Performance" from her debut collection, "Best Bones." When she wrote the poem, she was thinking about self-inflicted violence and women.
Poetry Mar 16A poet looks to his own family to understand forgiveness
When Thomas Dooley was writing his poem "Aunt Peggy," he was preoccupied with understanding forgiveness.
Poetry Mar 09Poet posits, ‘We humans, we’re kind of a disappointment’
Listen to J. Allyn Rosser read "As If," her poem that "contemplates humanity as not quite worthy of the world,"…