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Poetry Feb 19‘What we did while we made more guns’ confronts the violence of extreme belief
Dorothy Barresi's “What We Did While We Made More Guns” examines Americans’ anxieties and moral uncertainties in poems on international torture, war and police brutality.
Poetry Feb 13For Valentine’s Day, put down your phone and face your feelings with these poems
We are more connected than ever, but poet Matthew Siegel finds it’s made communication and knowing our own feelings more difficult.
Poetry Feb 05This Osage writer remembers one of the first victims of infamous ‘reign of terror’
Named for the Osage word meaning ‘prayer,’ the poem was Elise Paschen's way of tapping into a tragedy to which she feels intimately linked.
Poetry Feb 02Feminist poetry is having a renaissance. Here are 3 poets to watch
Feminist poetry is flourishing -- particularly for women of color.
Nation Jan 16The 16 ‘billion dollar disasters’ of 2017
Three massive hurricanes, severe storms and wildfires across the U.S. caused more than $306 billion in damage last year, making 2017 the most expensive year for climate disasters on record.
Nation Jan 165 important stories buried by last week’s news
These days, it’s hard to stop news from Washington, D.C., from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White House and the Capitol. Here’s what we’re reading now.
Poetry Jan 08After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican poets ask again what it means to belong
For artists who are both New Yorkers and Puerto Ricans, the concept of identity is fluid and complicated.
Poetry Jan 01This New Year’s poem honors ‘the wrong roads we’ve taken’
Jimmy Santiago Baca wrote the collection, “Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande” in 2004 after living on the banks of that river. Every morning, he ran through snow, rain and mud in a ritual that he called a spiritual experience.
Arts Dec 28Who fights for public art in the face of gentrification?
Street and public art is increasingly at risk of destruction as neighborhoods develop and gentrify. But new case law could protect public art in courts.
Poetry Dec 18This poet gives voice to the violence along the U.S.-Mexico border
Poet Sasha Pimentel says she writes to give voice to violence “so unseeable, so irreconcilable it hurts so much to say.”…