POETRY

Good Sh*t

Tired of the Social Media Void? Try Connecting Over Poetry

Gen Zers are tiring of Twitter and increasingly drawn to poetry.
True Stories

Books & Guns: A Tale of Two Americas

What happens when a well-meaning guy with a gun threatens another well-meaning guy with a gun? .
The New + the Next

How Instagram Could Stifle a New Generation of Poets

The social platform is an ideal forum, but algorithms are commodifying Instapoetry.
True Stories

This Black Children’s Magazine Started Nearly 100 Years Ago

It ran for just two years in the early 1920s, but The Brownies’ Book altered the landscape of Black children’s literature.
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The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
True Stories

How to Swear Like a 19th-Century Sailor

They’ve made pretty salty contributions to English language and culture, starting with some well-known profanity.
The New + the Next

This Poet Slams the Competition. Is Broadway Next?

At 21, Mecca Verdell is at the forefront of Baltimore’s thriving slam poetry scene.
Good Sh*t

The Power of Poetry: Putting a Female Spin on Rumi

This is what happens when a Persian woman brings insight to an ancient poet’s words.
True Stories

The Poetic Power Punching of Gwendolyn Brooks

Doing something extraordinary using totally ordinary means is a magic we should all be lucky enough to master.
True Stories

In Tajikistan, They Build Statues to Poets

Who better to represent a country’s cultural history and legacy than its literary giants?.
True Stories

The Morphine Queen Who Defied the Nazis

This Prussian baroness wrote erotic poetry and mainlined morphine — until Nazis took exception to her decadence.
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The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
True Stories

He Dreams, and a Nation’s History Evolves

Only a few can tell the Epic of Manas, the spiritual tale of an ancient Kyrgyz warrior.
Around the World

Chad’s Slam Poets Fight for Change

Chadian millennials use poetry to stir debate on unemployment, corruption, pollution and inequality.

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