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Categories in literature like fantasy, romance and comedy are well known, but have you heard of Twitter fiction, gaslamp fantasy or Nordic noir?

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Categories in literature like fantasy, romance and comedy are well known, but have you heard of Twitter fiction, gaslamp fantasy or Nordic noir?

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David Lowery’s film provides what audiences came for — mesmerizing visuals strung together with details that create a fantastical yet dreary world — and more.

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David Lowery’s film provides what audiences came for — mesmerizing visuals strung together with details that create a fantastical yet dreary world — and more.

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This famous YouTuber has been trying to frame modest content reviewers as bullies when in reality she’s the one sending her fans out to harass them.

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This famous YouTuber has been trying to frame modest content reviewers as bullies when in reality she’s the one sending her fans out to harass them.

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This poetry collection by francine j. harris is a challenging work that contends with race, society and loneliness.

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This poetry collection by francine j. harris is a challenging work that contends with race, society and loneliness.

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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.

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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.

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The writing prompts from these Instagram poets will help you let your inner artistic genius out.

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The writing prompts from these Instagram poets will help you let your inner artistic genius out.

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From the first word of your poems to sending them in for publication, here are a few tips for new and old writers alike.

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From the first word of your poems to sending them in for publication, here are a few tips for new and old writers alike.

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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.

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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.

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The poet’s most recent collection shows how she breaches the norms of traditional poetry. She truly is a poet for the modern age.

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The poet’s most recent collection shows how she breaches the norms of traditional poetry. She truly is a poet for the modern age.

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The whole world has been forced to slow down and become isolated, which is why many people have turned to poetic literature to cope.

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The whole world has been forced to slow down and become isolated, which is why many people have turned to poetic literature to cope.

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Instapoets like Rupi Kaur have amassed millions of followers who adore their work, but is any of it actually good?

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Instapoets like Rupi Kaur have amassed millions of followers who adore their work, but is any of it actually good?

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The poet and photographer has grown since the publication of her last book.

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The poet and photographer has grown since the publication of her last book.

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Using Instagram as her platform, the award-winning poet is channeling the power of words to create real change in her community.

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Using Instagram as her platform, the award-winning poet is channeling the power of words to create real change in her community.

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The poet’s forthcoming book is a collection of poetry that embraces change — a topic that is well-needed during these chaotic times.

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The poet’s forthcoming book is a collection of poetry that embraces change — a topic that is well-needed during these chaotic times.

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Twitter extends beyond news about celebrities; it’s the perfect platform for microfiction, micropoetry and other creative writing.

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Twitter extends beyond news about celebrities; it’s the perfect platform for microfiction, micropoetry and other creative writing.

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‘Men have called me mad but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.’ — Edgar Allan Poe

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‘Men have called me mad but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.’ — Edgar Allan Poe

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The Japanese pastime requires quick hands and knowledge of literature. 

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The Japanese pastime requires quick hands and knowledge of literature. 

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Writing a poem can be a terrifying process. Here are some tips to make the journey easier.

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Writing a poem can be a terrifying process. Here are some tips to make the journey easier.

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Poetry isn’t just written down. Some poets are evolving the genre by using their voices as their medium.

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Poetry isn’t just written down. Some poets are evolving the genre by using their voices as their medium.

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The storied and often dangerous life of the Latin American author helped create stories that spoke to isolation and dislocation.

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The storied and often dangerous life of the Latin American author helped create stories that spoke to isolation and dislocation.

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While reigniting interest in poetry, ‘Instagram poets’ like Rupi Kaur and Amanda Lovelace still face their share of criticism.

 

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While reigniting interest in poetry, ‘Instagram poets’ like Rupi Kaur and Amanda Lovelace still face their share of criticism.

 

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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.

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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.

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These creatives used their unique voices to capture the complexities and concerns of the past ten years.

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These creatives used their unique voices to capture the complexities and concerns of the past ten years.

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Hailee Steinfeld’s latest project doesn’t seem to get its main character.

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Hailee Steinfeld’s latest project doesn’t seem to get its main character.

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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.

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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.

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Because we all want to at least look like we’re intelligent.

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Because we all want to at least look like we’re intelligent.

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As a Vietnamese immigrant and member of the LGBTQ+ community, Vuong is a unique, empathy-inspiring voice in the poetry world.

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As a Vietnamese immigrant and member of the LGBTQ+ community, Vuong is a unique, empathy-inspiring voice in the poetry world.

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What proponents have hailed as the genre’s savior is likely doing more harm than good.

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What proponents have hailed as the genre’s savior is likely doing more harm than good.

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The new collection might be her strongest, but most jaded work yet.

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The new collection might be her strongest, but most jaded work yet.

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The poet poses a central question: What happens when everyone averts their eyes?

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The poet poses a central question: What happens when everyone averts their eyes?

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Unlike its title suggests, this poetry collection lacks a voice.

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The Malawian author’s warm, invigorating work will nudge you into self-acceptance.

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The Malawian author’s warm, invigorating work will nudge you into self-acceptance.

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Scott T. Hutchinson’s collection examines the intersection of boyhood, love, life and nature.

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Scott T. Hutchinson’s collection examines the intersection of boyhood, love, life and nature.

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Brevity is the heart of social media poetry.

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Brevity is the heart of social media poetry.

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Shakespeare is good and all, but writers like Acevedo are making reading appealing to millions of underrepresented people.

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Shakespeare is good and all, but writers like Acevedo are making reading appealing to millions of underrepresented people.

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Some of these poems feel like a warm hug from a friend.

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An ancient theme and a modern style meet in Amanda Lovelace’s newest collection.

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An ancient theme and a modern style meet in Amanda Lovelace’s newest collection.

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The poet’s passing marks the end of one of the world’s most transcendental, plainspoken wordsmiths.

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The poet’s passing marks the end of one of the world’s most transcendental, plainspoken wordsmiths.

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I saw the best minds of my generation reciting poetry on a YouTube channel.

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I saw the best minds of my generation reciting poetry on a YouTube channel.

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Her poetry exposes the way the U.S. military warps language to conceal the atrocities it commits.

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Her poetry exposes the way the U.S. military warps language to conceal the atrocities it commits.

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The book of poetry is a masterclass in how to evoke emotion by zeroing-in on the quotidian.

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The book of poetry is a masterclass in how to evoke emotion by zeroing-in on the quotidian.

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The past you, present you and future you will love Kaye’s imaginative poetry.

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The past you, present you and future you will love Kaye’s imaginative poetry.

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There’s more to the flyover states than just corn.

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There’s more to the flyover states than just corn.

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Small enough to fit in your pocket, big enough to change you.

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Small enough to fit in your pocket, big enough to change you.

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The social media poet has become a worldwide phenomenon.

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The social media poet has become a worldwide phenomenon.

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Hot outside? Questioning the meaning of life? It’s Snyder time.

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Hot outside? Questioning the meaning of life? It’s Snyder time.

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The collection’s title, like its contents, reflect the coexistence of optimism and despondency.

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The collection’s title, like its contents, reflect the coexistence of optimism and despondency.

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“Whatever you are feeling right now, there is a mathematical certainty that someone is feeling that exact thing.”

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“Whatever you are feeling right now, there is a mathematical certainty that someone is feeling that exact thing.”

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From love to mental illness to divorce, these poets dig their heels into life’s most confusing pieces.

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From love to mental illness to divorce, these poets dig their heels into life’s most confusing pieces.

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A physical breakdown led visual artist and poet William Chappell to an unlikely catharsis.

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A physical breakdown led visual artist and poet William Chappell to an unlikely catharsis.

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Valdez’s latest award-winning poetry collection centers on environment, heritage and her favorite book.

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Valdez’s latest award-winning poetry collection centers on environment, heritage and her favorite book.

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Whether it’s in journalism, poetry or fiction, Pulgar has a keen eye for criticism and good wit.

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Whether it’s in journalism, poetry or fiction, Pulgar has a keen eye for criticism and good wit.

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Celebrating the groundbreaking work of the poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron, whose writing changed the world forever.  

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Celebrating the groundbreaking work of the poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron, whose writing changed the world forever.  

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University of Texas student Niti Majethia uses her experiences in life, like moving to America when she was young, to inspire her poetry writing.

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University of Texas student Niti Majethia uses her experiences in life, like moving to America when she was young, to inspire her poetry writing.

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Sophomore Keilah Granados, author of the poetry collection ‘Wanders the Night,’ finds resilience in the quiet of heartbreak.

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Sophomore Keilah Granados, author of the poetry collection ‘Wanders the Night,’ finds resilience in the quiet of heartbreak.

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The Eleanor B. North Poetry Award recipient tackles themes such as anxiety and body images in her burgeoning poetry career.

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The Eleanor B. North Poetry Award recipient tackles themes such as anxiety and body images in her burgeoning poetry career.

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A conversation with Harvard’s Amanda Gorman, America’s first youth poet laureate.

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A conversation with Harvard’s Amanda Gorman, America’s first youth poet laureate.

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The Canadian poet with a massive Instagram following has published his first book, “Love Her Wild.”

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The Canadian poet with a massive Instagram following has published his first book, “Love Her Wild.”

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The world needs more poetry by unapologetically powerful women.

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The world needs more poetry by unapologetically powerful women.

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Whichever type of writing gets your creative juices flowing, there’s a way to do it at your school.

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Whichever type of writing gets your creative juices flowing, there’s a way to do it at your school.

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At nineteen years old, the Harvard student has turned her childhood, intersectionality and politics into a wealth of stunning feminist poetry.

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At nineteen years old, the Harvard student has turned her childhood, intersectionality and politics into a wealth of stunning feminist poetry.

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Poet and UCLA student Rhiannon McGavin talks about her favorite poets, working up to fiction and writing alongside her friends in The Love-Inns.

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Poet and UCLA student Rhiannon McGavin talks about her favorite poets, working up to fiction and writing alongside her friends in The Love-Inns.

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Rupi Kaur’s incredible poetry book explores love in a subtle, yet heart-wrenching manner.

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Rupi Kaur’s incredible poetry book explores love in a subtle, yet heart-wrenching manner.

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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.

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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.

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Before it reinvented itself in slam, poetry was tired and increasingly out of touch. Now, it’s a force of change.

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Before it reinvented itself in slam, poetry was tired and increasingly out of touch. Now, it’s a force of change.

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The Hamline University student turns stories of anorexia, sexual abuse and misogyny into anthems of confidence.

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The Hamline University student turns stories of anorexia, sexual abuse and misogyny into anthems of confidence.

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The University of Texas poet uses vivid, mythological imagery, stitching together modern questions and ancient themes.

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The University of Texas poet uses vivid, mythological imagery, stitching together modern questions and ancient themes.

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Though their poetry may differ wildly in style and subject, these are the best LGBTQ+ poets of modern times.

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Though their poetry may differ wildly in style and subject, these are the best LGBTQ+ poets of modern times.

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Forget all the stuffy couplets you studied in high school and give poetry another chance.

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Forget all the stuffy couplets you studied in high school and give poetry another chance.

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I never thought the idea of unrhymed poems would cause others so much anxiety.

 

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I never thought the idea of unrhymed poems would cause others so much anxiety.