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Sonnets by 11 Contemporary Poets

The name of this fourteen-line poetic form comes from the Italian sonetto, meaning "a little sound or song."
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10 Contemporary Elegies

In these poems of lament, the speaker expresses grief and sorrow.
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Our best stories about poetry and poems offer free links to poems from contemporary and classic American poets.
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Women Nerds!

This Women's History Month, take a minute to bow down to the women of Nerdlandia.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month all March with JSTOR Daily. We hope you'll find the stories below, and the scholarship they include in full, a valuable resource for classroom or leisure reading.

Poems by 10 Contemporary Black Poets

Poems by Black poets, including Morgan Parker, Hanif Abdurraqib, Simone White, Terrance Hayes, and more.
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Celebrating Black Artists

Profiles of Betye Saar, Krista Franklin, Miles Davis, Basquiat, Kanye West, Faith Ringgold and more.
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Black Women, Black Freedom

Celebrating Black History Month with a look at the role of women in movements for liberation.
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Celebrating Black History Month

JSTOR Daily editors pick their favorite stories for Black History Month.
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What We’re Reading in 2020

Funk music, floating cities, poetic prose, and a return to the classics.