Celebrate National Poetry Month with new poems daily, illustrating a variety of voices and perspectives in contemporary poetry.
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: A.K. Larkwood, Alan MIchael Parker, Alysia Sawchyn, Amina Cain, Andre Aciman, Anna North, Avni Doshi, Ayesha Raees, Benjamin Garcia, Bibbe Hansen, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Charles Yu, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Chase Berggrun, Cherise Pollard, Ching-in Chen, Christopher James Llego, Corinne Manning, Daniela Buccilli, Denise Duhamel, diane cook, Diksha Basu, Doralee Brooks, Eliza Jane Brazier, Elizabeth Powell, Ellen Hagan, Ellen McGrath Smith, Emily Hashimoto, Faye Chevalier, Gabriel Byrne, Gina Apostol, Hala Alyan, Halsey Hyer, Huiying B. Chan, Jenny Offill, Julie Danho, Julie Marie Wade, Kamden Hilliard, Kayla Sargeson, Kenneth R. Rosen, Kenzo Shibata, Kiersten White, Kristen Millares Young, Laura Cronk, Lavender Suarez, Leeya Mehta, Leonard Cassuto, Linda Greenhouse, Liz Ahl, Louise Callaghan, madeleine watts, Madeline ffitch, Mahogany L Browne, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Mariana Enriquez, Marie Buck, Mark Wunderlich, Martin Espada, mattilda bernstein sycamore, Mayukh Sen, Megan McDowell, Melissa Febos, Micah Uetricht, Miles A.M. Collins-Sibley, Nancy Krygowski, Nina MacLaughlin, NM Esc, Notable Online, Peter Inman, Poupeh Missaghi, Promiti Islam, Rachel Donadio, Rachel Swearingen, Renee Watson, Rita Woods, Sarah Jaffe, Sarah Wang, Sarah Williams-Devereux, Sean Desmond, Simon Winchester, Stephen Ira, Sylvia A. Harvey, TJ Klune, Tom Junod, Valerie Bacharach, Veasna Has, Wendy Scott, Wilson Wong, Xandria Phillips, Yasmin Adele Majeed
The more of us there are out here sharing our work and telling our own stories and flying our freak flags, being our intricate, strange, and idiosyncratic selves, the less power the monolith has. ...more
Tags: A.R. Ammons, Alexander Chee, Angel Nafis, Ariana Reines, book-length poem, California, Camoghne Felix, Christopher Soto, grindr, Indigenous, Internet, IRL, Jayson Smith, Jennifer Tamayo, Kamden Hilliard, Kumeyaay, Michaelsun Stonesweat Knapp, Morgan Parker, Native American writers, Nicki Minaj, Pamela Sneed, Paul Tran, poetry, reservation, revision, Solmaz Sharif, Teebs, texting, Tommy Pico, Wendy Xu
Poet Kamden Hilliard is the subject of this week’s Saturday Interview. Jellyfish Magazine editor Gale Thompson talks to Hilliard about sexual violence, the “colonized” body, and his love for James Baldwin. Hilliard’s chapbook, Distress Tolerance, looks at these ideas closely. He argues that “survival is not always cute, politically responsible, mature, or sober. Survival is ramshackle, […]
Survival is not always cute, politically responsible, mature, or sober. Survival is ramshackle, as is tolerance. ...more
Tags: anti-miscegenation laws, Blood Meridian, Blues Clues, body, Brooklyn, canon, Capote, dialectical behavioral therapy, Distress Tolerance, Gale Thompson, george orwell, Hart Crane, hawaii, Herman Melville, hong kong, identity, James Baldwin, James Joyce, Kamden Hilliard, Michael Dickman, modernism, oral sex, place, poetry, Racism, rape, sexual assault, stereotypes, survival, Toni Morrison, trauma