The Black Maria
The country is in unrest, is what they say. And it is. For many it is dangerous. At times, it is numbing and at times it makes little to no sense why we [...]
Author: Aracelis Girmay
Publisher: BOA
Genre: Poetry
Our Numbered Days
I first encountered Neil Hilborn when I came across a viral performance of his original slam piece “OCD” which can be found here. This poem is located in [...]
Author: Neil Hilborn
Publisher: Button Poetry
Genre: Poetry
Marys of the Sea
In the collection, “Marys of the Sea,” Joanna C. Valente forces her readers to walk around with her amongst the debris of her body and mind in the wake of [...]
Author: Joanna C. Valente
Publisher: ELJ Publications
Genre: Poetry
The New Testament
The New Testament is poet Jericho Brown’s gift to black men on how they can learn to love themselves and others despite living in a society that forcefully [...]
Author: Jericho Brown
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Genre: Poetry
Please Excuse This Poem
“Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation,” a poetry anthology edited by Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick, creates a mosaic of [...]
Author: Brett Fletcher Lauer
Author: Lynn Melnick
Publisher: Viking Penguin
Genre: Poetry
Dog Songs
With a tone of fond thoughtfulness, Mary Oliver crafts poems depicting the many lives and loves of both canine and man. “Dog Songs” details everything [...]
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Penguin House
Genre: Poetry
Para Cenar Habrá Nostalgia
Yesterday, I called my mother and I told her, “feliz cumpleaños de tu patria.” On February 27, 1844, the Dominican War of independence between Haiti and [...]
Author: Fior E. Plasencia
Publisher: Dominican Writers Association Press
Publisher: DWA Press
Genre: Poetry
Smiling, Dying, Living
this day’s singular existence in time, the native field flourishing selfishly, only for itself. In Bright Dead Things, Ada Limón illuminates how one life [...]
Author: Ada Limón
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Genre: Poetry
Hauko/Love Poems
June Jordan’s Haruko/Love Poems aches, the language flurrying off of the pages in its need to be read. Jordan makes no attempt to conform her subject [...]
Author: June Jordan
Publisher: High Risk Books
Genre: Poetry
“The price I pay for sleeping”: A Review of David Roderick’s The Americans
With my smart phone in hand, I’ve read about the wars and companies America maintains in order to produce my smart phone in hand. Reading about Flint [...]
Author: David Roderick
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Genre: Poetry