Articles tagged: poem

Two Poems

Anjuli Raza Kolb’s two poems, “9/11 poem” and “Qur’anic Asterisk,” about the difficult materiality of memory and the delicacy, humor, and eros that somehow survive, even in damaged life.

STARS: THEY’RE JUST LIKE US

Rachel Feder weaves together the sublime and the ordinary, the popular and the abstruse, the Romantic and the anti-Romantic. Really, how are celestial bodies and celebrities alike?

We Wear the Mask at the Club

Drawing on breathless vernacular speech, richly painted images that seem to bloom and blow away as quickly as dandelion floss, and the rhythms and idioms of hip hop, Joseph Earl Thomas’s poem explores what it means to think and speak about other people in a few of the many languages of Black masculinity.

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