Articles tagged with poetry

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Domenica Ruta Adam McGee Ivelisse Rodriguez Tyehimba Jess Sonia Sanchez Ed Pavlić Cheswayo Mphanza Yeoh Jo-Ann

A recording of the launch event for Boston Review’s new literary anthology, Ancestors. Renowned writers read their poems, fiction, and more.

Calista McRae Amit Majmudar
Calista McRae

Through careful and often irreverent uses of traditional poetic forms, Amit Majmudar offers affecting insights into geopolitics and contemporary life, from the War on Terror to hyperincarceration.

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Sonia Sanchez Christina Knight

In this searching interview, legendary Black Arts poet Sonia Sanchez discusses the ancestral influences on her work and how art can give us strength.

Tyehimba Jess
Tyehimba Jess

The Sacred Black Masculine in My Life

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David B. Hobbs

Dennis Cooper became famous in the 1980s for his transgressive fiction about marginalized men. A new biography makes a case for what his works can offer readers now, in our era of deep suffering and infuriating indifference.

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Éric Morales-Franceschini

In ‘Be Holding,’ celebrated poet Ross Gay interweaves the legacy of one of basketball’s greatest moments with a meditation on Black resilience.

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Peter E. Gordon

Among the most innovative poets of European modernism, he forged a new path for poetry after the terrors of the twentieth century.

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Varsha Gandikota-Nellutla

Celebrated Indian poet and activist Varavara Rao is in mortal danger of succumbing to COVID-19 if he is not released from prison.

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Martin Gelin

Michel Houellebecq’s Islamophobia and chauvinism have made him a favorite intellectual of right extremists. So why does he appeal to so many on the left as well?