All posts tagged in poetry

  • March 18, 2020By Aly Balakareva

    Poetry is usually associated with long lines of complicated verse, arranged into difficult-to-read stanzas. It is an intricate craft that requires the poet to write, re-write and re-re-write in order to produce an elusive meaning. However, things are changing. Amanda Lovelace’s new poetry book, break your glass slippers, turns these associations upside down, showing how

  • July 19, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    A prominent collegiate wrestler at Columbia University, Dylan Geick gained popularity when he opened up about his sexuality to his friends in Stevenson High School. Featured in Outsports and in The New York Times, the internet personality’s decision to be sincere about his identity spread like wildfire—garnering him 728,000 followers on Instagram. Aside from being

  • June 28, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    As with anything concerning social media and the proliferation of an internet-centric culture, Insta-poetry is treated with the usual package deal approach of hate and love. Despite the abundant successes and enthusiastic fanbases of poets such as Rupi Kaur, Lang Leav, Amanda Lovelace and Yrsa Daley-Ward, a creeping sense of disapproval veins through it all.

  • June 1, 2018By Ariel Zedric

    Stephen Day is a 22-year-old rising musician. He wrote and recorded his debut EP Undergrad Romance and the Moses in Me, all while attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The young musician pulls upon both retro aesthetics and modern vibes to create an addictive combination of the two. The music video for Stephen’s newest single,

  • May 12, 2018By Nicholas Leblanc

    Picking up the pieces. Katie Farnsworth wasn’t going to share her story. She didn’t write it for anyone to see, she wrote it for herself at five am one fateful morning. Words poured on the page like she never imagined. She had not written a poem since she was ten, but something was different it

  • March 8, 2018By Victoria Mione

    Denice Frohman first made her debut into the poetry scene in 2013 with her album “Feels Like Home,” featuring 10 tracks — eight poems and two songs. The Jewish-Latina’s poetry shares her personal experiences with race and sexuality. Her most recent poetic endeavor is a commercial for Twitter that aired during the Oscars on March

  • February 13, 2018By zay syed

    Interpretation is something that I have always wished to entrust upon the eyes that read me. I don’t like to give written meanings to words I have felt. That’s the beauty of it: When one reads between the lines and they take and feel them for something of their own, it is so much deeper.

  • February 2, 2018By Fatima Fernandez

    This is a poem about people who didn’t necessarily distance themselves but who have changed. It’s about coming back to someone and not finding the same space you had before. The last time I said your name, I said it unto the wind.   Asking it to keep you safe, until I can come home

  • January 31, 2018By Jamie Turner

    There comes a time in your life when you must evaluate the situation you are in and realize it is not worth the stress anymore. I wrote this at a time when I was questioning why I even wanted to be with someone who was incapable of reciprocating the same energy as me and the

  • January 23, 2018By Beth Haze

    On Saturday, during the one-year anniversary of U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a large amount of marchers took to the streets to protest against sexual harassment in solidarity with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. In between the celebrities who spoke to the crowd in New York, singer Halsey delivered a raw and powerful speech

  • January 18, 2018By Samantha Merzel

    I wrote this for someone who I believe is the universe’s greatest treasure. I don’t know what force in this universe is responsible for the creation of this individual’s grace, but I’m grateful for them.. Thank you to the stars. I’d like to thank each star in the sky for bringing you into our universe

  • January 16, 2018By Beth Haze

    There’s a certain feeling of doubt and discomfort when you realize you like someone. It intensifies when you become aware of the reciprocation of said feelings because you continue to overthink even if the other person is being sincere until you warm up to the idea and feel like everything will be alright.   I