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Whew Chile: Leonard Cohen’s Kanye West-Centered Poem Is Released

Kanye West has been inescapable for virtually the whole year due to his head-scratching behavior and controversial comments. Yesterday (Oct. 11), his polarizing behavior…

Twitter Ad On Women Empowerment Sparks Outcry

“I heard a woman becomes herself the first time she speaks without permission. Then every word out her mouth, a riot. Say beautiful, and point to the map of your body…

Spoken Word Artist Spits “Bomb Ass Poetry” On Being Bilingual

To those “sensitive ears” and “sour mouths” who can’t endure Anacristina Chapa’s “spicy language” or “spit stupidity into existence,” this one is dedicated to you…

For When Black & Brown Girls Go Missing & Silence Is An Act Of Violence: A Poetic Tribute

A deep sense of absurdity hangs thick anytime I hear the term “black privilege,” as I automatically associate the term “privilege” with the story that is America. And…

This Poet Isn’t Breaking Down His Identity For One Xenophobic Soul

Carlos Andrés Gómez already schooled the world on what Hispanics look like in 2016, but the award-winning poet is twisting the lid on another question: “Where are you rea…

Interview: Millennial Spoken Word Artist Nina Donovan On Her Viral Poem “Nasty Woman”

Although actress Ashley Judd went viral for reciting the poem “Nasty Woman” at the recent Women’s March in Washington D.C., she didn’t steal the show on her own. Enter…

Poet Sums Up The Struggle That Follows Latinos Who Don’t Speak Spanish

According to statistics, the number of Latinos who speak Spanish at home has been on a steady decline for over a decade. Yet, the pressure for U.S.-born Latinos to…

The Only Poem You Need To Arm Yourself With In Trump’s America

In a recent video by Mitu, Dominican poet Elizabeth Acevedo, who we’ve interviewed here, performs her gripping piece, “What I Learned To Be True” while visiting…

Get Lit Proves Classic Poetry Isn’t Reserved For Privileged Voices

Get Lit is keeping classic poetry alive as Common Core curriculum continues to reshape the landscape of English classrooms across the country. As schools pivot their…