Open DoorBy Garrett Caples
Photo by Eirik Steinhoff Some stopped writing because they had written their dreams so well. I cannot stop, because I am just beginning to dream, just beginning to see through myself in the world, not so...
Open DoorBy Brian Teare
[Editor's Note: On January 12th, 2016, C. D. Wright passed away at the age of 67. Below, Brian Teare remembers Wright and pays tribute to her work and legacy.] In 2005,...
Open DoorBy Ruben Quesada
Photo by Carlo Villarica, 2010. It is simply not enough to be an artist, unengaged. If you live in political times, if the lightning rod of history quivers with fire on...
Open DoorBy Robert Fernandez
I first encountered the work of Amelia Rosselli (1930-1996) in 2006. I had been a loyal customer of Green Integer Editions, which publishes pocket-sized books by a range of international...
Open DoorBy Harmony Holiday
I've spent the past couple of weeks going to sleep at dawn after long dejected discussions with black friends and loved ones, wherein the culmination was either rallying around the...
Open DoorBy Francesca DeMusz
All the way from Myrtle Broadway to Broadway Lafayette to 72nd Street and from Strawberry Fields to Sheep’s Meadow, I hoped I’d run into anyone looking like me who might...
Open DoorBy Cynthia Cruz
I have been thinking of ways in which writers have vanished—the way they have vanished themselves from the literary world and from the world itself.
Open DoorBy Jericho Brown
Suicide’s Note by Langston Hughes The calm, Cool face of the river Asked me for a kiss. The desire to be dead and the desire not to be alive and the desire to kill oneself...
Open DoorBy Daniel Borzutzky
Raúl Zurita's "La vida nueva," written in the sky above New York on June 2, 1982. This interview took place on Sunday, April 13, 2014 in the lobby of the...
Open DoorBy Harriet Staff
This past fall during Open House Chicago, the Poetry Foundation and La Maison de la Poésie collaborated on an audio installation that brought together 6 poets from Paris and Chicago,...