Former poet laureate of South Africa Keorapetse Kgositsile and K. Mensah Wali, artistic director of Kente Arts Alliance discuss South Africa’s progress since the end of apartheid, the effects of exile on family, and the relationship between poetry and jazz. Click on image to read feature story!

Former poet laureate of South Africa Keorapetse Kgositsile and K. Mensah Wali, artistic director of Kente Arts Alliance discuss South Africa’s progress since

Poems from acclaimed poet and Cave Canem co-founder Cornelius Eady: “Don’t Bum Out The Musicians,” “Toi,” and “My Niece Marie Explains Her Michael Jackson Project.” Also included, an audio clip of Eady reading “Coltrane’s House”. Click on image to read feature story!

The Empty Dance Shoes by Cornelius Eady : The Poetry Foundation

In this interview, poet Hind Shoufani talks about her parents’ roles as Palestinian activists in the 70s and 80s, her new film on the same subject, and the complications (and benefits) of being a poet who doesn’t call herself one. Click on image to read feature story!

In this interview, poet Hind Shoufani talks about her parents’ roles as Palestinian activists in the and her new film on the same subject, and the

Poet Toi Derricotte shares two previously unpublished poems with our readers: “Stinkbugs” and “A Memory.” Derricotte is the author of five books of poetry and is co-founder of Cave Canem. Click on image to read feature story!

Poet Toi Derricotte shares two previously unpublished poems with our readers: "Stinkbugs" and "A Memory." Derricotte is the author of five books of poetry and

In this interview conducted at City of Asylum Pittsburgh, poet Angela Jackson discusses the importance of being a curious cultural historian, the writing of Where I Must Go, and the way that Jackson reaches the universal through the hyper-specific. Click on image to read feature story!

In this interview conducted at City of Asylum Pittsburgh, poet Angela Jackson discusses the importance of being a curious cultural historian, the writing of

Poet and essayist Tommi Parkko talks about his modernist tendencies, the difficulties of writing long-form poems in the post-post-modern age, and how mythology helps him get in touch with the “unspoken mental history” of a society. Click on image to read feature story!

Poet and essayist Tommi Parkko talks about his modernist tendencies, the difficulties of writing long-form poems in the post-post-modern age, and how mythology

Sampsonia Way magazine presents fragments from Tyrant Memory selected by author. The tyrant of Castellanos Moya’s ambitious new novel is based on the actual pro-Nazi mystic Maximiliano Hernández Martínez who came to power in El Salvador in 1932. Click on image to read feature story!

Sampsonia Way magazine presents fragments from Tyrant Memory selected by author. The tyrant of Castellanos Moya's ambitious new novel is based on the actual pro

Today we share Carmen Tafolla’s poem “Ocupando Mi Voz” (Using My Voice), a poem that celebrates the “power of words.” The first Poet Laureate of the City of San Antonio, Dr. Tafolla is currently writing a biography on civil rights organizer Emma Tenyuca. Click on image to read feature story!

Today we share Carmen Tafolla's poem "Ocupando Mi Voz" (Using My Voice), a poem that celebrates the "power of words." The first Poet Laureate of the City of San

Pittsburgh-based poet Bonita Lee Penn discusses of her poetry, describes her inspirations, explains her vision of Pittsburgh’s writing community, and provides some advice for young writers. Click on image to read feature story!

Pittsburgh-based poet Bonita Lee Penn discusses of her poetry, describes her inspirations, explains her vision of Pittsburgh’s writing community, and provides

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