1. kundimanfireside:

    For each day of National Poetry Month one of our fellows will explore the breadth of poetry in three ways: through a question from another fellow, through a poem and through a writing prompt, #writetoday.

    Editor’s Note: For today’s post, Kundiman Fellow Paul Tran discusses details of his experience with child abuse and sexual assault. A video of his performance above also includes a a poetic address of those issues.

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  2. s1uts:




    this literally frightens me

    she is so important

    (Source: versaceslut, via metanoiaboy)


  3. chrisburkard:

    The best money I have ever spent has been on traveling..

    From a epic trip to Iceland for @roarkrevival during the darkest day of the year. With @dbob and @arcticproject (at darkest day of the year)

    (via ohheyimawkward)


  4. rogerbonair:

    Ocean Vuong is a Vietnamese American poet who spent his teenage years in Hartford, CT.  He is, even as a man still in mis mid-twenties, preternaturally wise.  If my grandfather were gay and Asian, he’d be Ocean Vuong.  His poems are amongst other things, patient, and always willing to step off the ledge with complete confidence that the air will hold them. Get down with this poem. Seek out his book.


  5. iamthelightnow:

    Poverty vs. Wealth

    (Source: temporarytiertome, via roseandthenightingale)


  6. If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.
    — Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via observando)

    (via roseandthenightingale)



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  9. lehroi:

    Vasantha Yogananthan

    La Traversée, 2012.

    (Source: jemeos, via thunderbirdsinstead)


  10. sleepersighs:

    what i know about straight boys

    • they’re dirty
    • they like rating girls on 10
    • they’re scared of hair
    • they walk VERY SLOWLY IN HALLWAYS 

    (via keepingupwiththekardacheyennes)


  11. YesYes Books authors at 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival. ( left to right: Aricka Foreman, Ocean Vuong, Tanya Olson, Danez Smith)


  12. miel-doux:




    (via effasharkey)


  13. (Source: tearingdowndoors, via j3nnd3nt)


  14. C’est moi, in Ireland: Cliffs of Moher