poetry

Joy Harjo, the next U.S. Poet Laureate, will be the first Native American to hold the position

She will give her first public presentation at the Library of Congress on Sept. 19

The season for stanzas: It’s National Poetry Month. Read a poem. Or four.

We asked four poets to write pieces inspired by spring

This new book tells the behind-the-scenes literary history of publishing Emily Dickinson’s poems

Julie Dobrow’s ‘After Emily’ reads like a real-life soap opera

Ntozake Shange, groundbreaking black feminist poet and playwright, dies at 70

Her 1976 debut, ‘For Colored Girls,’ broke linguistic conventions and racial barriers

Three new poetry collections by women explore issues both personal and pressing

The poems grapple with gun violence, loss and grief

What is artist Cleo Wade’s secret to success? The ‘ability to always be excited to change.’

The 28-year-old’s positivity is ‘so needed right now,’ one fan says

Tracy K. Smith: ‘Staying Human: Poetry in the Age of Technology’

How poetry can bridge the gap between tribalism and true compassion

Delivering premature challenged how I envisioned motherhood. Poetry helped me get through it.

My daughter’s birth wasn’t the happy occasion I envisioned

When it comes to war, popular culture focuses on men. These female combat veterans are uprooting that bias.

They’re doing it through writing and storytelling