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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.”…
Poetry Dec 11This Palestinian poem on Jerusalem is finding new life
The work of Mahmoud Darwish -- who died in 2008 and is widely considered the preeminent modern Palestinian poet -- has found new resonance since President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will move its embassy to Jerusalem, officially recognizing…
Arts Dec 04Thousands are missing in Syria. A new exhibit bears witness to their absence
When Mansour Omari was released from Syrian prison in 2013, he carried precious cargo in the folds of his shirt. Sewn into his clothes were five worn pieces of cloth containing the names of his 82 cellmates, carefully inscribed using…
World Nov 23What you need to know about Saudi Arabia’s tensions with Lebanon
The ongoing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran is the centerpoint of the current crisis, according to some experts.