Poetry Filter
  1. “everywhere whispers to us, a promise”

    Can a poem be at once apocalyptic, utopian, and timely? Sam Crocker’s latest work at the Rising Phoenix Review sure sounds like all three.

    Inspiration
  2. Black Lives Matter: Six Poems

    Poetry can often channel grief, pain, solidarity, and resistance in ways that everyday language can’t.

    Culture
    Photo by Lorie Shaull (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  3. On the Edge

    Poet Anthony Wilson on loss and grief: “As we say, the memories ‘come flooding back.’ Whoever first said this has a lot to answer for. Sometimes they drip drip drip away at me, in the dark, not a flood at all. Other days (nights) it is a torrent.”

    Death
  4. Experimenting with text and poetry

    Paula, an artist and nurse in the UK, shares her thought process on incorporating text in the form of poetry into her visual work.

    Art
  5. The Poetry of Science

    On The Poetry of Science, Sam Illingworth translates cutting-edge scientific research into poems, bridging the science/humanities gap along the way.

    Education
  6. Memoir Mixtapes

    Music and memory are inextricably linked, and at Memoir Mixtapes, you’ll find creative nonfiction and poetry inspired by the ways music shapes the lives of listeners.

    Culture
  7. Agbowó

    Based in Ibadan, Nigeria, Agbowó defines itself as an “afrocentric literary and arts community,” publishing original essays, fiction, poetry, and visual work.

    Art
    Photo by Michael Sean Gallagher (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  8. december magazine

    december magazine was created in 1958 by a group of poets, writers, and artists: “We are humanists…far more concerned with people than dogmatic critical or aesthetic attitudes.” Many of the new-to-us voices they publish go on to major literary success — think Rita Mae Brown, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates.

    Authors
  9. Around the World with WordPress: New Zealand

    Our next trip around the world stops in New Zealand, where we showcase five sites from these beautiful islands.

    Exploration
    Photo by Shade Hannah, True Crime New Zealand
  10. Raising Mothers

    Literary magazine Raising Mothers was created “by and for femme identifying and NBPOC writers who parent” and is different from other publications, as it focuses on raising mothers, particularly those of color.

    Diversity
  11. Because of the Clinic I am Alive to Tell You This

    “Here is not a choice we have made.
    Here is where our lives are saved.
    This is life.”

    At Poetry Breakfast, Ann Kestner shares an autobiographical poem about a morning at an abortion clinic more than 15 years ago.

    Personal Musings
  12. The Offing

    The Offing is a literary magazine that publishes writing in all genres and art in all forms. It actively seeks out work that experiments and provokes, and supports emerging writers and those who are marginalized in literary spaces.

    Art
  13. Celebrating Diversity, Form, and Voice: National Poetry Month

    Because we can never get enough poetry.

    Art
    Visual Poem by Katy Telling via Soft Cartel.
  14. The Believer Magazine

    The Believer is a bimonthly literature, arts, and culture magazine that publishes journalism, essays, interviews, comics, poetry, a symposium around a theme, and a column by Nick Hornby.

    Culture
  15. A year of haiku about my kids.

    “It turns out the nightly parenting haiku is not only Minimum Viable Creativity, but also an opportunity to journal milestones every night without having to figure out what to say.” This post from 2017 at Unlikely Words compiles a year of haiku from a parent.

    Parenting
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