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Against Miracles June 6, 2017: “It was not natural.  And she was the first.”  With these words, June Jordan opens her incisive and deeply moving essay on poet Phillis Wheatley, whose emergence from the hold of the slaveship [...] by

Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 2) August 26, 2015: [Editor’s Note: Part 1 of “Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets” can be found here.] On Carolyn Kizer Carolyn Kizer was my poetry mentor, great friend and goddess. Here is an [...] by

Sound Is Bob Kaufman, Poet April 24, 2015: [A version of this talk was given at AWP in Minneapolis on April 10th, 2015 as part of the Neglected American Masters panel with James Allen Hall, Yona Harvey, and Richard Siken.] Every poet is an [...] by

Towards Something We’ve Known April 22, 2015: You walk among the stars and are subject to the stars. You turn a corner and the air seems to turn with you, to bend around you. A personal experiment of the senses, when you wake suddenly one [...] by

For Margaret Walker November 19, 2013: Margaret Walker, accomplished poet and onetime Chicagoan, died fifteen years ago this month. Walker has been an important influence on many poets working today, from Amiri Baraka to Nikki Giovanni, [...] by