poetry

The Italian Moka Pot King Was Buried In A Moka Pot

You may not be able to take it with you – but you CAN be memorialized in the very object that made you famous, and 93-year-old Bialetti was certainly not

Bronwyn Isaac |

6 Modern-Day Queer Poets You Must Read

Poetry is dead… Yes? No? HELL NO! And that’s not because I write crappy poems myself, but because I literally drool over lit social media accounts like Words Dance,

Tammy Danan |

James Franco’s New Poetry Collection Is Titled Straight James/Gay James

And everything you’re thinking it will be, it probably is.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |
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