Out today, read the title poem for Raymond Antrobus’ forthcoming collection, “Signs, Music.”
A new essay by Chen Chen: “It’s hard to believe there was a time I didn’t recognize [humor’s] significance.”
Airea D. Mathews on play: “Barbie reminds me of the imaginative intensity that children take on to push past time and space.”
Pádraig Ó Tuama reads “You wake the dead to life” written by Rumi and translated by Haleh Liza Gafori.
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan on writing black, queer fiction: “‘So, your mother is a Black feminist? No wonder your writing is so queer!’”
Watch Deborah Landau read from her latest collection Skeletons at the Ledbury Poetry Festival last summer.
Rowan Ricardo Phillips’ poem “Never Again Would Birds’ Song Be the Same” featured on the Poetry Unbound podcast. Listen here.
Excerpt from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s forthcoming Chain Gang All-Stars: “She noticed her own steadiness… Strange. She’d counted herself wretched for so long.”
Read an excerpt from Maggie Smith’s forthcoming memoir You Could Make This Place Beautiful: “My marriage was never the same after that.”
Read “Organized Decay” and other poems by Kimiko Hahn: “It’s true, too, that Ruin is formal— / a dart, a shadow.”