The Best Poetry Collections of the Summer

Whether you’ve sprawled beneath the shade of a tall tree, lounged on the seashore, or even sought refuge from the heat in the climate-controlled sanctuary of your bedroom, the summer months come tailor-made with opportunities to catch up on the latest books. This...

iPoet: Can Robots Write Poetry?

It’s body consists of 3D printed and precise laser-cut materials. Treads allow it to be fully mobile and self-propelled. An array of sensors enable it to detect temperature, wind speed, sound, and other environmental conditions, and thanks to machine learning, it can...

Asian Americans and Media Representation

On news broadcasts and social media feeds across the country and world, issues surrounding identity politics have taken center stage. Much of the discourse centers on pressing topics like civil rights, racial equality, and immigration. This debate has also sprawled...
Gwendolyn Brooks’ 100th Birthday

Gwendolyn Brooks’ 100th Birthday

To reach the age of 100 bestows a certain illustrious or legendary aura to the centenarian. After all, for something to have endured for so many years—10 decades, hundreds of seasons, more than 36,500 days—it must possess some form of mythical strength or wisdom....

Getting the Goosebumps from Poetry

People often describe their reactions to poetry in physical terms. The words really hit me, one reader might say after hearing a particularly powerful poem, while another reader might reflect that an evocative poem left them stunned. In both of these cases, the...