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In Celebration: Philip Levine

As you’re likely aware, US Poet Laureate (2011-2012) Philip Levine passed away Saturday, February 14. There have been innumerable articles and tributes to him this past week. 305 more words


READINGREADING with Maged Zaher, Tarfia Faizullah, and Chris Tysh

If you are in or around the city of Detroit please join me at this fabulous reading. with Maged Zaher, Tarfia Faizullah, and Chris Tysh… 19 more words



This week, we asked you, our readers, to write a series of haiku that follows your commute to work or school during the day. We had a huge response to this prompt, see some of the responses below! 437 more words


Day 19

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson

If I told you that Brown Girl Dreaming is a memoir written in poetry, would that make you feel uneasy? 429 more words

25 Days Of Great Reads

African American Poets

Nikki Giovanni is one of the most famous poets of modern America. In her poem, Nicki-Rosa, she says “and I really hope no white person ever has cause/ to write about me” so I’ll try to keep this short. 525 more words

Poets And Poetry

Celisa Steele Interview Part I: Carrboro Poet Laureate

On Thursday October 30, 2014, Tate Street High Society Managing Editor, Abigail Browning met with Celisa Steele, the current Carrboro, North Carolina Poet Laureate, at a local coffee shop, … 2,103 more words


This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (November 2-8)

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers get out of their shells for the creative process. Follow us on twitter ( 385 more words