National What Month? you ask. Though more and more poetry collections are published every year, there's no use in beating around the bush when it comes to popularity of poetry as a literary genre.
You ride the silent subway from Spanish Harlem to the Bronx at 4 a.m. fists pound on the empty seat beside you face-hardened like a solider in combat lips locked tight
How can creatives who freelance, wait tables, and piece together stressful hodgepodge livings achieve security?
For those in the military and their families, the wars are not yet over. The recent shooting at Fort Hood is a reminder that the wars will not even be over when those in uniform come home.
In celebration of National Poetry Month 2014, I present my new poem: a poetic manifesto for a new world. By the way, I also think that we need to queer or gayify National Poetry Month!
I want you to see me as a human being. Not as a check written in the amount of 35 dollars a week. See daddies are supposed to be like a hero but heroes should never replace your dad.
I was one of the attorneys that represented the family of Trayvon Martin, but I felt sole responsibility for the miscarriage of justice. Not even blessed to be a mother yet, but I already failed my distant relatives. I failed to set the future at the feet of my son.
Love scares us all. It is everywhere. There's no escaping it. When we were younger we dreamt we were scared of concrete things like enemies an...
During my father's slow avalanche to death, my brother was a tireless advocate on his behalf, a bodhisattva in the way he cleared debris and made things easier for everyone around him. I was in a plane over the Pacific Ocean when I finally wrote this poem for him.
I have decided to celebrate National Poetry Month by submitting questions by readers of poetry to some of the top poets writing in America today.
Brick walls are underrated. Just because a phone doesn't ring with job offers doesn't mean that it's gone completely silent. If you're lucky, if you'v...
In the ongoing dialogue regarding education reform and the quality of New York City's public schools, one voice is almost completely silent: the voice of the students.
Why invest in LGBTQ literary culture? Literature builds empathy. All people need empathy, but queers particularly need empathy to achieve our civil and human rights agenda.
In fact, nearly all U.S. women of the Christian persuasion Employ contraception on many occasions.
At that moment, as I gave Carolyn my last hug, it happened -- in a voice I will never forget. She looked right into my eyes, and she spoke.
My Bright Abyss is not a smarmy story that can be easily shared on a TV talk show about the miracle of surviving cancer. It is a meditation, a genre that is thousands of years old, in which a writer or speaker thinks about and arduously contemplates his or her experience.