March 24, 2016

Your Skin or Your Soul

By Brian Michael Murphy

In the photograph “Frustrated Lynch Mob,” a group of about 15 boys and men fill the frame, as they stand outside a courthouse in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The mob had attempted to […]

October 14, 2015

Elitism and American Poetry

By Amit Majmudar

  The question of “the audience of poetry” is one that vexes poets and critics endlessly in our country. There are, on this as on so many other issues, two camps, […]

September 5, 2014

Political Poetry

By Amit Majmudar

  Should poets speak truth to power? Is it their role to court censorship, to call out social injustices, to commentate, to dare reveal political iniquity for what it is […]