ALABAMA

BY CAT YOKE, ’18 black flies conspire in the dust of windowsills in Birmingham, Alabama. sweet tea lays stagnant in the cracks of the driveway. broken glass and ants squirm in tar, my mother runs away barefoot into echoes of daylight. black flies in Birmingham, Alabama know secrets in the rotted railing at Nana’s house. […]

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30 POETS/ 30 DAYS: LANGSTON HUGHES

Above, we’ve included a snip it from a larger project entitled, The Langston Hughes Project, that features the music of the Ron McCurdy Quartet and narrator by Malcolm-Jamal Warner from The Cosby Show, among others. Celebrate a phenomenal poet with Knopf’s newest publication, The Selected Letters of Langston Hughes, available here. Learn More about Langston Hughes from […]

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30 POETS/ 30 DAYS: FRANK O’HARA

Our Poet of the Day Today is Frank O’Hara! We’ve included a clip of O’Hara reading his poem, “Having a Coke With You,” from his celebrated final volume, Lunch Poems (1965) as well as Nathan Gelgud’s illustration of the piece. On top of his career as a poet, O’Hara became an immensely influential curator at the Museum of […]

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