We all come from somewhere, but that doesn’t mean we all belong somewhere. It took me a while to learn where I’m from, so now its time to learn where I belong.
As a Bengali woman, I wanted to voice my pain on the Bangladeshi fast fashion workers are thrown into terrible working conditions. My poem compares beautiful nature against the ugly poverty that drags Bangladesh down.
Two Japanese American twelve-year-olds in World War II relocation centers, hatch a plan of escape. But something unexpected happens on the day they plan to leave.
A poetic piece revolving around the misconstrued perceptions of what it truly means to be an African American living in modern day society.
A pair of poems inspired by the title “bloodline” and the poets’ own heritages and culture. How do our family and our history connect and define us to ourselves and to others?
Claire interviews Willow, who wrote a piece on racism and discrimination in the criminal justice system. In it, she talked to Peter, who was incarcerated in New York State from age 20 to 30, and questions whether our prison system is effective.
I wrote this poem after my sister told me to take a break before I cheat on my wife like Alexander Hamilton while I was stressed during an exam period.
In the socially distanced era of six feet apart, two Brooklyn-based writers celebrate the beauty and history of their everyday worlds in this visual diary.
In this multi-perspective historical science fiction piece, a grandmother and granddaughter communicate in order to understand how a civil war changed the world they once knew and kept them away from loved ones.
Join Avery and Christine as they delve into the psychology behind the masterminds of scams throughout history and make connections with modern day culture through their podcast, Trick or Treat!
Stolen to be Given is a piece connecting my name and religion. Two things that were chosen for me and their role in shaping my identity.
This is a vignette-style epistolary piece that relies on several different narratives to reflect on what it means to be a poet.
Caster Semenya is a South African runner who has been banned by the IAAF from competing with women because she was found to be hyperandrogenic, meaning she has a higher level of testosterone. This whole investigation was based on the opinion of fellow athletes that she looks like a man. As a result, she must either take testosterone decreasing drugs to compete with women or run with men. As of now, Semenya is still fighting the case, not just for herself but for the human rights of all women.
Women in the past fought for the rights we have now in our present. And we’ll continue that fight for the future. I wrote this poem to reflect on the progress we’ve made.
In honor of Black History Month, I have written a piece that reflects on everyday reminders of slavery. I draw an unconventional parallel between my life and the experience of an enslaved woman.