Featured BloggerBy Harriet Staff
If you were away for April and missed the rich, dynamic series of blog posts we published during National Poetry Month, here's your chance to catch up on what you missed.
Featured BloggerBy Tyehimba Jess
As a teacher of poetry, I find myself constantly telling my students to take some time to learn the history of the lands they and their family have inhabited, the...
Featured BloggerBy Nick Twemlow
Ten years ago, Canarium Books became a reality. From my vantage a decade out, this venture—which I co-edit with the publisher Josh Edwards, and Robyn Schiff and Lynn Xu—appears to have been inevitable. Largely, because of...
Featured BloggerBy Duriel E. Harris
For those of us who write, it is necessary to scrutinize not only the truth of what we speak, but the truth of that language by which we speak it....
Featured BloggerBy Noel Black
A couple years ago, a poet friend asked me for advice on opening a non-profit small press bookstore and arts space. My wife, visual artist Marina Eckler, had recently opened...
Featured BloggerBy erica lewis
I've been thinking about race and politics a lot. And the ancestors. And what it means to not just survive. Surviving beyond Black power and marches and movements and how...
Featured BloggerBy Jennifer Moxley
In communities of poets, one can sometimes perceive a faint hum of grumbling ambivalence about the fact that many of us fell in love with, were made smart about, and...
Featured BloggerBy Brandon Brown
I’m sure that most of you are familiar with a few myths of durability which are, finally, fake news. Of course, if you swallow gum it does not live in...
Featured BloggerBy Carmen Giménez Smith
We are here to say no. This is a statement of utter denouncement of utter refusal of white supremacist redeployment of the treatment of blackness, black murder as raw material...
Featured BloggerBy Philip Jenks
Turn one way and it’s all chatter. The chatter is clear, prosaic. Institutions treasure this particular form of language. Monikered as transparency, it reveals less than it conceals. This is the...