Posts tagged "poetry"

Watch Nicki Minaj’s Lovely Reading Of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

Does my sassiness upset you?/ Why are you beset with gloom?

Megan Reynolds | November 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Surprise: White Man Who Published As “Yi-Fen Chou” Stole The Name From A Real Person

Micheal Derrick Hudson, the white male poet included in The Best American Poetry 2015 anthology for his poem “The Bees, the Flowers, Jesus, Ancient Tigers, Poseidon, Adam and Eve” under a pen…

Megan Reynolds | September 10, 2015 - 5:30 pm

White Guy Finally Gets Poetry Published — As Yi-Fen Chou

“If there is such a thing as employing yellowface in poetry, this has to be it.” That’s what Korean-American blogger Phil Yu, known as Angry Asian Man, has to say…

Newser | September 8, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Mary Karr Gives Best Commencement Speech Of All Time, Deserves All Of The Awards

“Don’t make the mistake of comparing your twisted up insides to other people’s blow dried outsides.”…

Claire Hannum | May 19, 2015 - 11:31 am

Pizza Hut Australia Launched A Limited-Edition Nail Polish Line, And It Doesn’t Look That Bad!

Pizza Hut worked hard to get my heart as a kid (do you remember BookIt?!) and now they’ve gone after the other thing I love the most: nail polish. Pizza…

Megan Reynolds | February 21, 2015 - 3:00 pm

5 Great Poems By Philip Levine, Who Found Magic In Everyday Life

Philip Levine, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Poet Laureate of the United States, died Saturday at age 87. His early life in Detroit and his work on the auto assembly line inspired…

Claire Hannum | February 17, 2015 - 4:15 pm

This Dance & Spoken Word Performance Takes Down Bullying

These ultra-talented kids from the non-profit group MusEffect collaborated with poet Azure Antoinette to put together a choreographed performance about cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so there was no…

Claire Hannum | October 25, 2014 - 10:00 am

James Franco And His Poetry Must Be Stopped

I might actually buy James Franco’s new poetry/photography/story collection, Hollywood Dreaming, but I’ll buy it from Amazon because I want him to get as little profit as possible from this…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 24, 2014 - 9:00 am

This Woman’s Spoken Word Poem About Her Abortion Is Incredible

This is Leyla Josephine, a spoken word and performance artist based in Glasgow, Scotland, and the video above is her incredible spoken word poem about her abortion. Or rather, the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Remember Maya Angelou With Four Of Her Most Famous Poems

The death of Maya Angelou, a lioness of American arts and letters, marked the end of her truly extraordinary career. She leaves behind a body of work that is, quite…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Maya Angelou Dies At 86

Maya Angelou, a poet and civil rights activist, has died at 86. Angelou is most well-known for her memoir I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings about growing up poor and Black…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2014 - 10:04 am

An Ode To The Woman Who Attempted To Shoplift 330 Pizza Rolls From Walmart

Earlier this week, a woman was arrested after attempting to shoplift 330 Totino’s Pizza Rolls from an Arkansas Walmart. My feelings about this story can only be expressed one way…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 27, 2014 - 3:00 pm

RIP: Maggie Estep, ’90s Slam Poet, Dead At 50

If you were alive in the ’90s and liked poetry, chances are you liked slam poetry. Or at least went to a slam poetry performance, even if you didn’t like

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Watch This Poet’s Inspiring Response To A Man Telling A Woman She’s “Too Ugly To Be Raped”

“You’re too ugly to be raped”? I’ll let Pages Matam’s poem “Piñata” speak for itself. [via Upworthy]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 28, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Sensitive, Young Jock Suspended For Writing A Poem About His Feelings

An Ohio high school student was suspended for — of all reasons — writing a poem about his feelings. Sixteen-year-old Nick Andre, who plays defensive end on the football team,…

Ami Angelowicz | October 24, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Poopie Poems Are A Literary Triumph

When digging through the bowels of the internet, you tend to find both shit and nuggets of gold. Sometimes, you find both. The shitnugget interweb discovery of the day (thank…

Ami Angelowicz | October 17, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Warsan Shire Is London’s First Ever Young Poet Laureate

Warsan Shire, 24, has just become London’s first ever Young Poet Laureate. The Kenyan-born Somali poet writes about both English and African culture, exploring war, sex, culture, love, and everything in

Claire Hannum | October 6, 2013 - 10:00 am

Period Poetry Will Flow At The First Ever “Red Moon Howl”

Pads off to New York’s Marymount Manhattan College for holding the first ever period poetry slam, “Red Moon Howl.” The menstrual-themed event welcoming “poets, performers & menstrual enthusiasts” and featuring…

Ami Angelowicz | May 23, 2013 - 1:40 pm

First Officer Of My Heart: An Ode To Commander Riker

Oh Riker, oh Commander, oh my dearest William T.,
The time has come to express just how much you mean to me.
I’ve had many crushes, they

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 22, 2013 - 9:00 am

A Sonnet In Memory Of The Saturday Mail

In an effort to trim their budget down a bit (by a bit, I mean $2 billion), the US Postal Service has announced a plan to end Saturday mail and…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 8, 2013 - 5:00 pm