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    By Jill Magi

    This summer into early fall I received three gifts: a chapbook from Eléna Rivera, a chapbook from Brenda Iijima, and an anthology edited by...

    Image of Abu Dhabi street
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    By Jill Magi

    Last month I watched the film “I Am Not Your Negro”[1] and I dialed in as James Baldwin asked what it is about white...

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    By Jill Magi

    I begin by returning to something I have tried to write before: My training in writing poetry allowed me to stay present—to literally not pass...

    Sun set over the desert
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    By Christopher Soto

    A bulk of poetry published by incarcerated people in the age of mass incarceration can be found in anthologies specifically dedicated prison writing.

    Etheridge Knight
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    By Christopher Soto

    I hear my fellow writers discuss poetry as an art form that humanizes certain populations of disenfranchised people. I hear it said that poetry...

    Ota Benga, displayed at Bronx Zoo in 1906
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    By Christopher Soto

    In the 2000s, I was in high school outside of Los Angeles and worshipped the hardcore/grindcore scene throughout Southern California. Every weekend, I would...

    The Smell, LA punk club
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    By Christopher Soto

    This week it was announced that President Trump is moving to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a program that allows nearly 800,000...

    Book covers for Janine Josephs <em>Driving Without a License</em> and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo <em>Cenzontle</em>, two of the members of the Undocupoets Campaign, along with Christopher Soto and Javier Zamora.
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    By Christopher Soto

    Before starting to write this essay, I simply typed into Google: "What is the etymology of 'politics'?" Below are the results that I received....

    Tina Fey
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    By Brian Lucas

    I have never been to Ontario. My only experience with Canada occurred a couple decades ago: we drove from Hemet, California to Victoria, British...

    Christopher Dewdney
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    By Brian Lucas

    I want to point a beam of light towards a sample from the gallery ephemera files and a unique poet’s object that are both...

    Brian Lucas, photo of vitrine at Batman Gallery at SFMoMA
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The Poetry Foundation's blog for poetry and related news.

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