Category Archives : Poetry Archive


Review – Celebrating Cave Canem Reading

Celebrating Cave Canem: Cornelius Eady, Morgan Parker, & Cameron Awkward Rich, in conversation with Chiyuma Elliott & Vincente Perez By: Menat Allah El Attma, November 29, 2021 Why not start at the darkest place? Morgan Parker, before reciting any poetry from the page, speaks it naturally. Imagine her words: yourself, to begin with darkness. If we […]


BETH PIATOTE | poem

kawá/then [1] This piece is part of a larger collection of poems, Nez Perce Word for Shark, that draws on my heritage language of Nez Perce to explore the grammars of meaning and distinct aesthetics that emerge through its linguistic features. The collection also draws on figures and tropes from Nez Perce narratives. [2] qú’nes/condor; […]


RUSTY MORRISON | poem

notes from the understory (level 5)  such that dust without my knowing  is a subtle swirling viscosity surrounding you & me  always or only the ‘always’ I know as this life  dust is the cohesion & creates coherence between us  dust of what all of us are & have been or at least  this planet’s […]


ARC Fellows: To You: In the tradition of izibongo (south-african praise prose)

To You: In the tradition of izibongo (south-african praise prose) Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Gracia Mwamba (Undergraduate/Art Practice) You are allowed to laugh today. You are allowed more than a hidden giggled breath. Let this be a reminder that laughter that does not have to replace heaviness. You are […]


ARC Fellows: I cause my heart to pour out is how to say remember

ARC Fellows: I cause my heart to pour out is how to say remember Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Beth Piatote (Professor, Native American Studies) Earlier this month I gave a commencement address to a class of Native American undergraduates. I was alone in my living room, recording into a […]