Poet Franny Choi believes that for marginalized people, the apocalypse has already happened. In "The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On," she explores what it means to live in this dystopia.
"He's been canceled," a Chilean activist says of 20th century poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda. Five decades after his death, feminists are denouncing him as a male chauvinist and sexual predator.
To mark the holiday, Gorman reads "Fury and Faith," a poem from Call Us What We Carry. She says her collection's title reflects how "we all can be vessels of both hurt and hope at the same time."
In her new collection, Egypt-born poet Marwa Helal plays with language to challenge the way we approach our problems.
The award-winning poet's new collection, The Hurting Kind, is a testament to the power of sensitivity and to the reality that the world is here to both guide us and lead us astray.
White European translators have hesitated to work on Gorman's poetry because of criticism that their race makes them inappropriate for the job. In Hungary, a marginalized community steps up.
Photos of a father and his young daughter, drowned in the Rio Grande, underlined the deadly risks of the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Martín Espada drew on them for his book Floaters.
For over 60 years, poet and activist Sonia Sanchez has helped redefine American culture, politics and education. She is this year's winner of the Gish Prize, a $250,000 lifetime achievement honor.
Cuba is one of dozens of countries, including some U.S. allies, using emergency powers to stifle free expression.
Friday on Political Rewind: The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois is a big-hearted epic leading us through the generational history of an African American family with deep roots in Georgia. Author Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, a National Book Award-nominated poet, tells the story through rich characters and their family ties.
Ashley M. Jones is Alabama's youngest and first Black poet laureate. Her new book Reparations Now! discusses America's history of Black oppression, and asks for more than monetary repairs.
The author discusses her collection, The Woman I Kept to Myself, in which she explores the many facets of her identity, from the girl who reads poetry to herself at night to the seasoned professor.
Words can seem infinite — but language has limits. In his new poetry collection, Pilgrim Bell, Kaveh Akbar shapes language into prayer, into body, into patchwork — but only into what can be known.
If you, like many people, are getting through the dragging months of the pandemic by being Very Online, you'll find poet Leigh Stein's new book is a perfect encapsulation of that experience.
Maggie Smith's new poetry collection considers the human tendency to search for universal truths — but she looks for those truths in things we can see every day, as ordinary as rosebushes and rocks.