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CULTURE & ARTS
Poet Donald Hall's Final Words In Rhyme Came In 2014 Senate Race
New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race between Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown inspired the prolific poet, who died last month.
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Before You Buy 'Ready Player One' Tickets, Read Ernest Cline’s Horrifying Porn Poetry
"Nerd Porn Auteur" dares to dream of a world where even more porn is made with geeky men in mind.
A Look Back At Audre Lorde's Legacy
Self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” Audre Lorde shaped the Black Arts Movement with her writings on racism, sexism, homophobia, and police violence.
Saul Williams Recites A Poem
Poet, rapper & actor Saul Williams shares a piece of his poetry.
Profiles In #BlackGlory: Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes pioneered jazz poetry and led the Harlem Renaissance. #BlackGlory
Interviews Are So Last Year, So Taylor Swift Wrote This Beautiful Poem Instead
The pop star covers British Vogue's January issue.
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ARTS & CULTURE
In A World That’s Stranger Than Fiction, Are Americans Still Reading Books?
Publishers claim Trump is affecting book sales. The reality might be more complicated.
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A Poet's Fight Against Money Bail
I recently read the heartbreaking story of Pedro Hernandez ― a Bronx teen jailed at Rikers Island for a year, although witnesses
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Peter H. Schuck
Professor Emeritus, Yale Law School; Author, 'One Nation Undec...
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'Poet In Chief' Gives Donald Trump's Tweets A Shakespearean Twist
Making America rhyme again.
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Amber Tamblyn's Sweet Poem For Her Daughter Captures A Mother's Love
"I love you bigger and brighter than a new galaxy’s birth."
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"Where Epics Fail": Yahia Lababidi's Magnum Opus (So Far)
Khwaja Khusro Tariq
Poetry enthusiast, psychiatrist, socialist, interfaith activist
The term ‘aphorism” comes from the Greek “Aphorismos”. Hippocrates is the first one known to use it-as the title of a book
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Here's Why It's A Problem That Donald Trump Is Reciting 'The Snake' Again
The song tells the story of a woman who finds a snake and takes it into her home, only to later be bitten.
Kobe Bryant Used To Slam Basketballs, But Now He Slams Poetry About Urkel
Did he do that?
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ARTS & CULTURE
This Poem About The Darkness Of Depression Gets Beautifully Animated
How do you draw the line between not wanting to live anymore and wanting to die?
This Might Not Make Sense Now, But Don't Worry, It Will.
A boy tries coming to terms with being different from the rest of the world.
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