Our newest playlist brings together poetry written by women poets from before 1500.
A villanelle is a nineteen-line poetic form that has been popularized because of the complex repetition of lines. This repetition has affected the way that the villanelle has often used to deal with obsession and dislocation. Featuring the canonical villanelle, Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night," plus poems by Sylvia Plath, Xochiquetzal Candelaria, Elizabeth Bishop, W.H. Auden, Emily Rosko, Rita Mae Reese, & more.
The Harlem Renaissance was a period of artistic & cultural proliferation that began in New York’s African-American community during the 1920s and early 1930s, and was key to developing a new sense of Black identity and aesthetics for writers, artists, & musicians. This playlist features important poetry from the movement, including work by Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, Anne Spencer, W.E.B. Du Bois & more.
Whether in the form of a catastrophic end event or a slow death march towards doom, the apocalypse remains a scene of fascination and contemplation for poets. With the apocalypse seemingly looming closer than ever, this playlist features several poets’ views on the endtimes.
In a time of political resistance and strife, we need poetry more than ever. Check out this playlist of powerful and necessary voices for our time, featuring Langston Hughes, Audre Lorde, Ocean Vuong, Danez Smith, Adrienne Rich, Warsan Shire, and more.