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Ada Limón was once the self-proclaimed “kid that stared out the window and looked at trees when [she] should have been paying attention to the teacher.” Now, she’s a 2023 MacArthur Fellow. She credits this transition to the very same tenets of her personality that informed her early preoccupation with nature.… read more.
“You can’t be lonely,/ after all, if you’re not inside yourself,” poet Maggie Millner writes in her debut book, Couplets. “You can’t be dwelling if you’re somewhere else.”
As we close out National Poetry Month, it is more than appropriate to highlight an up-and-coming poet who is taking the poetry scene by storm.… read more.
On this day eleven years ago, Jennifer Sperry Steinorth published her poetry chapbook Forking the Swift. Originally published in 2010 through Michigan Writers Cooperative Press, Forking the Swift consists of twenty poems which range in topic from the creation of Earth to bear wrestling.
Since the success of her chapbook, Jennifer has gone on to publish two more collections.… read more.
At a dinner party populated mostly by poets, someone asked what I’d been reading. I explained that with my new hobby (knitting) occupying my hands and eyes during my free time, I’d turned to audiobooks.
“Mostly fiction and non-fiction?” my poet friend Jacob asked. “Any poetry?”
“Mostly fantasy novels from my childhood,” I confessed.… read more.
On March 10, my friends and I spent our Friday night attending the opening of an exhibit entitled VIVID, at the Gallery CA in Baltimore. I had seen the flier on Instagram about the opening a week or two prior and it described the exhibit as “a trans femme & queer led group exhibition that weaves art & data to (re)tell the stories told about us, our own vivid science.”… read more.
One year ago today, the poetry collection frank: sonnets won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Widely recognized as one of the biggest honors in the arts world, the prize could not have gone to a more worthy poet: Diane Seuss.
Diane Seuss is a highly-acclaimed American poet whose work has been published in Poetry, The New Yorker, and Literary Hub, among other places.… read more.