Tiffany Singh, University of Central Florida
Categories in literature like fantasy, romance and comedy are well known, but have you heard of Twitter fiction, gaslamp fantasy or Nordic noir?
Anna Hupp, University of Wyoming
David Lowery’s film provides what audiences came for — mesmerizing visuals strung together with details that create a fantastical yet dreary world — and more.
Emma Watts, University of Arizona
Isabelle Juan, Truman State University
This poetry collection by francine j. harris is a challenging work that contends with race, society and loneliness.
Sophie N. Munoz, University of Texas at San Antonio
Alicia Cook’s newest poetry collection is blunt, not only about the difficulties of healing from pain and depression, but also about how worthwhile it is to find hope.
Alexa Katherine Will, University of Pittsburgh
The writing prompts from these Instagram poets will help you let your inner artistic genius out.
Karen Lu, Yale University
From the first word of your poems to sending them in for publication, here are a few tips for new and old writers alike.
Kiera Baity, Kennesaw State University
Take a glimpse at the accomplishments of this talented young woman who overcame a speech disorder and went on to shape the future for creative writers.
The poet’s most recent collection shows how she breaches the norms of traditional poetry. She truly is a poet for the modern age.
Alice Murphy, University of Maryland, College Park
The whole world has been forced to slow down and become isolated, which is why many people have turned to poetic literature to cope.
Kirtika Sharad, George Washington University
Instapoets like Rupi Kaur have amassed millions of followers who adore their work, but is any of it actually good?
Eva McCarthy Mínguez, Stony Brook University
The poet and photographer has grown since the publication of her last book.
Haven Worley, University of Rochester
Using Instagram as her platform, the award-winning poet is channeling the power of words to create real change in her community.
The poet’s forthcoming book is a collection of poetry that embraces change — a topic that is well-needed during these chaotic times.
Angel Lin, University of California, Santa Barbara
Twitter extends beyond news about celebrities; it’s the perfect platform for microfiction, micropoetry and other creative writing.
Bradford Smith, Louisiana State University
‘Men have called me mad but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.’ — Edgar Allan Poe
Michelle Young, Simon Fraser University
The Japanese pastime requires quick hands and knowledge of literature.
Kaelani Ramirez, Arizona State University
Writing a poem can be a terrifying process. Here are some tips to make the journey easier.
Emerson Holmes, Lindenwood University
Poetry isn’t just written down. Some poets are evolving the genre by using their voices as their medium.
Brian Anderson Gil, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The storied and often dangerous life of the Latin American author helped create stories that spoke to isolation and dislocation.
While reigniting interest in poetry, ‘Instagram poets’ like Rupi Kaur and Amanda Lovelace still face their share of criticism.
Cynthia Vasquez, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
She’s the definition of a bad–s woman born before her time who championed intersectionality and womanism in her poetry, essays and other writings.
Carli Moses, Union University
These creatives used their unique voices to capture the complexities and concerns of the past ten years.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
Hailee Steinfeld’s latest project doesn’t seem to get its main character.
If you find yourself stressed, running from one thing to the next, you might need a new strategy. This reading habit can help bring intentionality to chaotic routines.
Because we all want to at least look like we’re intelligent.
Bekah Black, Spring Arbor University
As a Vietnamese immigrant and member of the LGBTQ+ community, Vuong is a unique, empathy-inspiring voice in the poetry world.
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
What proponents have hailed as the genre’s savior is likely doing more harm than good.
Dorielys Cruz, University of Texas at San Antonio
The new collection might be her strongest, but most jaded work yet.
The poet poses a central question: What happens when everyone averts their eyes?
Unlike its title suggests, this poetry collection lacks a voice.
Meagan Bess, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The Malawian author’s warm, invigorating work will nudge you into self-acceptance.
Who wouldn’t read poetry about a legendary female warrior?
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
Scott T. Hutchinson’s collection examines the intersection of boyhood, love, life and nature.
Cristina Hernandez, UC San Diego
Brevity is the heart of social media poetry.
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
Shakespeare is good and all, but writers like Acevedo are making reading appealing to millions of underrepresented people.
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
Some of these poems feel like a warm hug from a friend.
Matilda Schulman, University of California, Berkeley
Everyone has a story, even Brothers Grimm villains.
An ancient theme and a modern style meet in Amanda Lovelace’s newest collection.
The poet’s passing marks the end of one of the world’s most transcendental, plainspoken wordsmiths.
Anushna Patel, University of California, Santa Barbara
I saw the best minds of my generation reciting poetry on a YouTube channel.
Gracie Riley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Her poetry exposes the way the U.S. military warps language to conceal the atrocities it commits.
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
The book of poetry is a masterclass in how to evoke emotion by zeroing-in on the quotidian.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
The past you, present you and future you will love Kaye’s imaginative poetry.
Sara Perkins, University of Indianapolis
There’s more to the flyover states than just corn.
Small enough to fit in your pocket, big enough to change you.
The social media poet has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Abby Hall, Hollins University
Hot outside? Questioning the meaning of life? It’s Snyder time.
Shaina Lapuebla, Central Connecticut State University
The collection’s title, like its contents, reflect the coexistence of optimism and despondency.
“Whatever you are feeling right now, there is a mathematical certainty that someone is feeling that exact thing.”
From love to mental illness to divorce, these poets dig their heels into life’s most confusing pieces.
Kayla Lichtman, Middlebury College
A physical breakdown led visual artist and poet William Chappell to an unlikely catharsis.
Emily Craig, University of North Alabama
Valdez’s latest award-winning poetry collection centers on environment, heritage and her favorite book.
Abraham Ramirez, University of California, Los Angeles
Whether it’s in journalism, poetry or fiction, Pulgar has a keen eye for criticism and good wit.
Onaje McDowelle, University of Texas at Austin
Celebrating the groundbreaking work of the poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron, whose writing changed the world forever.
Jake Deven, The University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas student Niti Majethia uses her experiences in life, like moving to America when she was young, to inspire her poetry writing.
Ellyot Chen, Pasadena City College
Sophomore Keilah Granados, author of the poetry collection ‘Wanders the Night,’ finds resilience in the quiet of heartbreak.
The Eleanor B. North Poetry Award recipient tackles themes such as anxiety and body images in her burgeoning poetry career.
Shashank Rao, University of Michigan
A conversation with Harvard’s Amanda Gorman, America’s first youth poet laureate.
Lauren Lambert, Southeastern Louisiana University
The Canadian poet with a massive Instagram following has published his first book, “Love Her Wild.”
Kathleen Danielson, Carleton College
The world needs more poetry by unapologetically powerful women.
Cherie Litvin, Binghamton University
Whichever type of writing gets your creative juices flowing, there’s a way to do it at your school.
Brittany Sodic, University of North Texas
At nineteen years old, the Harvard student has turned her childhood, intersectionality and politics into a wealth of stunning feminist poetry.
Gaige Davila, UTSA
Poet and UCLA student Rhiannon McGavin talks about her favorite poets, working up to fiction and writing alongside her friends in The Love-Inns.
Kaitlyn Peterson, UCLA
Rupi Kaur’s incredible poetry book explores love in a subtle, yet heart-wrenching manner.
Emma Taubenfeld, Pace University
Instead of breaking out of the dusty tomes of Donne, we’re celebrating National Poetry Month with writers who are still paying off their student loans.
Deshia Dunn, Central Michigan University
Before it reinvented itself in slam, poetry was tired and increasingly out of touch. Now, it’s a force of change.
Payton Ramey, University of Central Florida
The Hamline University student turns stories of anorexia, sexual abuse and misogyny into anthems of confidence.
Aliyah Thomas, Mount Saint Mary College
The University of Texas poet uses vivid, mythological imagery, stitching together modern questions and ancient themes.
Bri Griffith, Carlow University
Though their poetry may differ wildly in style and subject, these are the best LGBTQ+ poets of modern times.
Rebecca Friou, University of New Orleans
Forget all the stuffy couplets you studied in high school and give poetry another chance.
I never thought the idea of unrhymed poems would cause others so much anxiety.
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