Addressed to a ‘fair youth’ and later, ‘a dark lady’, the sonnets are less well known than Shakespeare’s plays. A journey into them is an unsettling and beguiling literary adventure.
In American Sign Language, some words rhyme, some look like what they mean and some are used more often than others. A new database of these features paves a pathway for ASL research.
Three decades after poet Frank X. Walker coined the term ‘Affrilachia,’ the region’s poets and artists continue to create work that probes the world of a people long ignored.
Eagerly anticipated every year, the sakura season in Japan is a time to appreciate change.
If humans only translate what it is familiar to them, something essential is lost. The art of translation requires the permission to transcend borders and make mistakes.
The doctor-turned-poet died 200 years ago.
Doubt can be uncomfortable. It is often tempting to jump to conclusions. But Keats counsels otherwise.
The myth has become a symbol of the traumatizing legacy of trans-Atlantic slavery. It also serves as a form of resistance and healing.
We might be separated but poems can help bridge the gap and express the sadness of being apart this Valentine’s Day.
They can seem daunting to write but are wonderful to receive so here are a handful of tips to write your own love poem.
In 2014, reports of a new discovery of Sappho’s poems were remarkable. New research argues the papyrus had a fabricated backstory.
The view of Valentine’s Day as a day for lovers can be traced back to two medieval poets who stood up for romance and the freedom to choose.
Funny poems get a bad rap but their humour can provoke interesting conversations and reach a wide demographic.
At the turn of the 20th century, with few children’s books featuring Black characters, one young editor implored his peers to ‘Let us make the world know that we are living.’
The rise in the popularity of Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first National Youth Poet Laureate, represents a prime opportunity for educators to use spoken word poetry in the classroom.
The first national youth poet laureate in the United States taps into the power of generativity, a concept that refers to creating a legacy that lasts beyond our lifetimes to shape future generations.
Both Burns and the suppers that celebrate him have proven remarkably malleable symbols worldwide of the Scottish nation and Scottish hospitality.
The history of Italian literature cannot be understood without the vernacular poets. But their works were largely unknown until Lorenzo ‘the Magnificent’ sent a gift to the Prince of Naples.
These two prize-winning books speak volumes about how we face trying times, might recognise the beauty in brokenness and maybe find ways to repair the wounds of the past.
J.P Clark’s work moved beyond agitating for justice in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. He was in love with nature.