For centuries, the world’s most embattled social and political movements have expressed themselves in part through poetry—and feminism is no different. The poetry collections below give us a window into the quiet, solitary moments of some of the modern era’s leading feminist voices. By turns fearless, intimate, wry, and laugh-out-loud funny, these collections will strengthen […]
April is National Poetry month, so we’ve got verses and rhymes and metaphors on the brain. Poetry is wonderfully expressive, and features everything from the most intimate of stories to the grandest of adventures. Here are 25 must-reads for the month!
This year, Mother’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 8th. Gifts we do not recommend: soap sets purchased from the bargain bin at the drugstore; magnets your mother gave you last Christmas; a lovingly curated album of cat photos. Gifts we strongly recommend: the books listed below (flowers never hurt, either).
Valentine’s: the time of year when we’re all expected to stop being the practical, cold-hearted Vulcans we are and start being fluffy, romantic saps—beginning with poetry. The right poem can pump all sorts of feelings into your grumpy, wintry heart, not to mention turn your Valentine into a pile of loving mush. Of course, the […]
Poetry—real poetry, the sort that speaks to the human condition and moves you to tears, to applause, to sudden epiphanies alone in your room at night—is powerful stuff. A great shame of the modern anti-intellectual zeitgeist is the marginalization of poetry; the more people who experience the form, the better off the world will be. The […]