Featured BloggerBy 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.
Featured BloggerBy Evie Shockley
“It was not natural. And she was the first.” With these words, June Jordan opens her incisive and deeply moving essay on poet Phillis...
Poetry NewsBy Harriet Staff
“Feminist Poetics: Legacies of June Jordan" is happening this Friday, March 25, organized by Professor Mecca Jamilah Sullivan and her colleagues at UMass Amherst’s...
Featured BloggerBy Amy King
“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So...
Featured BloggerBy Yolanda Wisher
You a poet / man? Uh-huh, uh-huh Me too. —Etheridge Knight Sixteen years ago, I was a disenchanted grad student living in West Philly in a second-floor...
Featured BloggerBy Patricia Spears Jones
On Labor Day, I wrote as a status update: We live in volatile times, yes. But creative and productive ones as well. Keep that...
Featured BloggerBy Hoa Nguyen
This is my second meditation on a personal wheel of poetic influence, grouped by modalities. (See here for my first one). What Are the Modalities...