In “World Without End,” Claude Wilkinson writes poetry that communicates the beauty and meaning of both the seen and the unseen.
“A Fire in My Head: Poems for the Dawn” by Ben Okri offers hope even for the darkest of subjects and events.
In his early poetry, Langston Hughes told the stories and experiences of Black people for both adults and children.
In “Sometimes I Never Suffered,” poet Shane McCrae uses the historical figure of a mixed-race boy to tell a larger story.
The poems of “bone” by Yrsa Daley-Ward create discomfort, jolting the reader into an awareness of a very different and personal experience.
Almost a century later, the poems of “Harlem Shadows” by Claude McKay remain a statement for recognition, courage, and determination.
“Pale Colors in a Tall Field” by Carl Phillips invites you into a dream, asking unexpected if important questions.
“Cane” by Jean Toomer is considered a modernist classic, compared favorably and critically to the works of William Faulkner.
What can the villanelle offer a poet? Ashley M. Jones has a suggestion—and a container for obsession or sorrow.
For February’s Reading Generously column, we share stories by Black authors. Fiction, poetry, and plays, oh my!
For Black History Month, we learn Lucille Clifton’s “blessing the boats” By Heart and consider the memory of a Chilean sea.
This month our book review column becomes Reading Generously. We begin with Saeed Jones’ open-handed memoir.
We continue our 2020 Take Your Poet to Work celebration with fabulous poet Countee Cullen.
We kick off the 2020 Take Your Poet to Work celebration with beloved poet Lucille Clifton.
The 2010 collection “Holding Company” by Major Jackson leads the eye and mind to a different understanding and a different context.
In a bonus Under the Canopy episode, Laurie Klein shares “Eternity” from Tracy K. Smith, reminding us to consider, where would we be without trees?
For National Poetry Month, create an ‘I Love Poetry Moment,’ following the example of Ashley M. Jones and the Magic City Poetry Festival.
In the latest Poems to Listen By: Under the Canopy podcast, Laurie Klein shares “Motherhood” from Diane Loretta Walker and considers the stories trees hold inside.
“Bravery & Brevity,” the new poetry collection by Edward Holmes, is written from a place of transformation, moving from pain to hope.
When author Megan Willome needs an afternoon pick-me-up, she cues up ‘The Slowdown’ with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.