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During Black History Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible Black woman artists that we know and love. Our next artist is the brilliant Claudia Rankine!
Claudia Rankine is a poet, essayist and playwright, best known for her highly-acclaimed poetry collection, Citizen: An American Lyric. … read more.
Adrienne Raphel’s new poetry collection, Our Dark Academia, deftly blurs the lines between performance, play, and identity. Seemingly autobiographical and written throughout the “Pandemic years” (2020-?), the poems in this collection are delicately and surprisingly interwoven.
Motifs like an upcoming birthday, a lost piece of jewelry (a family heirloom), and an addiction to online shopping spiral throughout the poems.… read more.
On this day in 1995, Jan Beatty released her first collection of poems, Mad River, making today the perfect day to celebrate this incredible poet.
Jan Beatty is an acclaimed poet from Pittsburgh, PA. Before pursuing writing full time, it seems as though Jan has lived a thousand lives. She has been a welfare caseworker, a sexual assault counselor, a nurse’s aide, and a waitress.… read more.
Camille T. Dungy was born in Denver but moved often. It is no surprise, then, that the poetry in her collection Trophic Cascade is filled with motion and displacement. Sometimes the displacement is due to travel and adventure, sometimes flight. Even what might seem stable or rooted, like an overflowing collection of Sports Illustrated magazines in the poem ‘Still life,’ is painted as precarious or fleeting.… read more.
Today is the one-year anniversary of the release of the novel Dreaming of You, so we’re celebrating its author, Melissa Lozada-Oliva.
Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a poet, essayist and novelist. She is a fierce performance poet, delivering spoken word poems which explore themes of feminism and the Latina experience.… read more.
On Charlotte by David Foenkinos
(translated from French by Sam Taylor)
Guest Post by Martha Anne Toll
Today’s FF2 SWAN-of-the-Day is Charlotte Salomon who was born in Berlin (Germany) on this day in 1917.
Visual artist Charlotte Salomon was 26 and pregnant when she was murdered at Auschwitz. Her violent death spotlights a short, brilliant artistic life.… read more.