At 21, Mecca Verdell is at the forefront of Baltimore’s thriving slam poetry scene. Is it too far too fast?
This Prussian baroness wrote erotic poetry and mainlined morphine — until Nazis took exception to her decadence.
You don’t have to be a depressed celebrity to find solace in one of the Sufi mystic Rumi’s most unforgettable poems.
Children’s author Shel Silverstein was once a cartoonist at Playboy and a regular in Hugh Hefner’s pleasure dome.
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Jamaican poet, actor and folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley overturned a colonial legacy and fostered cultural pride.