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Audre Lorde’s Berlin – The New York Times

CreditAndreas Meichsner for The New York Times

Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate – The New York Times

A Longhouse Birdhouse: HANNE BRAMNESS ~

Paul Klee pictures

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: HANNE BRAMNESS ~

“American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin” by Terrance Hayes

“American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin”
by Terrance Hayes

When James Baldwin & Audre Lorde each lend
Stevie Wonder an eyeball, he immediately contends
With gravity, falling either to his knees or flat on
His luminous face. I’ve heard several versions
Of the story.  In this one Audre Lorde dons
Immaculate French loafers, turtlenecked ballgown,
And afro halo. An eye-sized ruby glimmers on
A pinky ring that’s a hair too big for Jimmy Baldwin’s
Pinky. He’s blue with beauty. They’re accustomed
To being followed, but now, the eye-patch twins
Will be especially scary to white people. Looking upon
Them, Wonder’s head purples with plural visions
Of blackness, gavels, grapples, purrs, pens. Ten to one
Odds God also prefers to be referred to as They & Them.

Source: “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin” by Terrance Hayes

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Celebrates His 100th Birthday With a Novel – The New York Times

Feminize Your Canon: Eliot Bliss


The lesbian author of a radically anti-colonialist precursor to Jean Rhys’s “Wide Sargasso Sea” was only just barely rescued from complete obscurity

Source: Feminize Your Canon: Eliot Bliss

Ann Lauterbach Expands the Possibilities of Poetry

Ann Lauterbach (photo: © Marina van Zuylen, 2018, courtesy Penguin Random House)

In an age dominated by literalism and an insistence on facts, what can the imagination summon into words?

Source: Ann Lauterbach Expands the Possibilities of Poetry