James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni in Conversation
In 1971, two legends of Black letters discussed Black manhood, white racism, the role of the writer, and the responsibility to teach.
17 Poems by Emily Dickinson
A selection of her poems by one of America's greatest poets.
Remembering the famous modernist poet T.S. Eliot with his poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."
10 Ekphrastic Poems
Broadly defined, an ekphrastic poem describes another work of art. Here are some by Ocean Vuong, Aziza Barnes, Robert Hayden, Frank O’Hara, Danez Smith, and more.
10 Poems by Lucie Brock-Broido
Ten poems by the accomplished poet and teacher Lucie Brock-Broido.
7 Pieces of Expert Writing Advice
Great fiction-writing advice and commiseration from novelists that we dug out of the JSTOR vaults for you procrastinating, er, research pleasure.
Marie Howe has a new collection of poetry out. Get to know the beloved poet with these 7 poems, available for free PDF download.
Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Tyehimba Jess
Tyehimba Jess has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. We found 4 of his early poems in their original publications and made them open access here.
Ten Poems By Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932, and became in her short life one of the most influential poets of the era.
A Belief in Ghosts: Poetry and the Shared Imagination
An essay from poet Dorothea Lasky on poetry, ghosts, and the shared imagination.