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'Oil 4 Blood,' by Frank Waln: An Environmental Hip Hop Poem for National Poetry Month and Earth Day
It's a misconception that poetry is a dying art—sure, we may never see a TONY-winning play written in iambic pentameter, and the stories of the 21st century won't be told in a 15,0...
Poems From Flood Song by Navajo Sherwin Bitsui, for National Poetry Month
Editor's Note: Sherwin Bitsui is a poet who grew up in the arid "painted desert" region of the Navajo reservation...
Navajo Poet Sherwin Bitsui, Seer of 'Violent Beauty in the American Landscape'
Like many of today’s Native poets, Sherwin Bitsui, Navajo, blends ancient and modern, bridging the two with language...
'Inside Both of Us,' a Poem by Erika T. Wurth for National Poetry Month
Erika T. Wurth
INSIDE BOTH OF US ...the sheep were like the dead like his eyes on the pearl street mall and he said he brought the rain down from pine ridge why couldn’t he bring it down in arizo...
'Soldiers of Bone,' a Poem by Simon Moya-Smith for National Poetry Month
SOLDIERS OF BONE Demented, tormented. Images of mine head, Film my eyes, rheumy, liquor-doused, thoughts decrepit. Spitting ink – A pungent flavor, like that of failure. Harken!...
'Prescription Sticks,' a Poem by Diane Glancy for National Poetry Month
Today's work comes from poet, author and filmmaker Diane Glancy, and is inspired by the tools used by medicine men known as prescription sticks or prayer sticks...
'A New Language,' a Poem by Casandra M. Lopez for National Poetry Month
Casandra M. Lopez
A NEW LANGUAGE My words are always collapsing upon themselves, they feel too tight in my mouth. I want a new language...
Life in Miniature: The Deeply Poetic Thoughts of Al Hunter
Al Hunter has been many things. He has served as chief of Rainy River First Nations in Ontario and is a member of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty No. 3...
'The Rez,' a Poem by Dennis Tom for National Poetry Month
The following poem comes to us from Dennis Tom, Navajo, and for those unfamiliar with types of poetry we'll point out that it's a sestina -- an originally-Italian poetic form that ...
'Mother Tongue,' a Poem by Dawn Karima Pettigrew for National Poetry Month
Dawn Karima Pettigrew
The following poem comes to us from Dawn Karima Pettigrew, a writer, educator and radio host (for more details on her, see the biographical information that follows the poem)...
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