'There Aren't Clear Heroes': Eve Ewing on the Chicago Race Riots of 1919
In her new book, Ewing uses poetry as a form of historical investigation, revisiting the deadly riots that tore through Chicago a century ago.
A Chicago Jail Might Be the Largest Mental Health Care Provider in the U.S.
After Illinois cut funding for mental-health services, Cook County Jail now handles a large portion of the state's patients. A new book tells their story.
Emily Jungmin Yoon Explores Trauma Across Borders and Generations
Yoon's debut poetry collection draws together contemporary political critique with tales of the comfort women conscripted into sexual slavery during World War II.
Americans Are Reading Fewer Novels, but More Poetry
New National Endowment for the Arts research finds arts attendance is rising, but remains below 2002 levels.
A Guide to the Hidden Political Poetry of the American Midwest
Celebrating three poets whose work is as trenchantly political as anything on an op-ed page: a poetry of labor, of representation, of hope.
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'Poetry Allows for Us to Lead First With the Heart': A Conversation With Eve L. Ewing
The sociologist and poet talks about how creativity allows her to tackle social problems in almost limitless ways.
The 'Nature Poem' Bucking Stereotypes About Native Americans
In his new book-length poem, Tommy Pico sends up Hollywood and literary archetypes with a protagonist who begrudges the great outdoors.
To Create Better Doctors, Cultivate Their Creative Side
Two members of a prominent medical school faculty make the case for incorporating arts-related training into the curriculum.
Dispatches From the Russian River: Farther, Faster
Upon leaving her cabin in the woods, Alexis Coe realizes that not finding the answer to what you're looking for is sometimes just as good as finding it.
When Commercial Fishermen Get Together to Recite Poetry
Ever year, hundreds of commercial fishermen gather in Astoria, Oregon, to present their poems and talk about an industry in flux.