Articles in arts & in & society tagged with poem

Poetry
Simone Person

Selected by Sonia Sanchez as a winner of the 2021 Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

Poetry
Justin Jannise

I ask my brother if he can hear cicadas where he is. My brother doesn’t know what cicadas are. He is 40 years old. He asks me to repeat it.

Poetry
Adebe DeRango-Adem

Selected by Sonia Sanchez as a winner of the 2021 Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

Poetry
Raisa Tolchinsky

in your carpeted office you lay my life down / and say open up to that small room in my sternum.

Poetry
Porsha Olayiwola

a slave ship hauls / bodies as cargo and / both the surface and ocean floor / rifts. even the clouds break / open in sobs.

Poetry
Anthony Okpunor

loving mother, come watch me be patient, / watch how i describe things that never leave my mouth

Poetry
Willie Lee Kinard III

Selected by Sonia Sanchez as a finalist for the 2021 Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

Poetry
Lolita Stewart-White

Selected by Sonia Sanchez as a finalist for the 2021 Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

Poetry
Maya Marshall

An Abortion Ban

is a body snatcher,
is an ethnic cleansing.

The uterus is a cave,
is an incubator, is a vault,

is a self-destructing bomb,
is a thoroughfare.

Poetry
Donia Elizabeth Allen

. . . I am
nott afrayde of swells

that lift mee
off my feet,

or of a strong
undertow