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Until Name Becomes Prayer

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Polynesian Poet Will Giles Brings His Poetry to Akron by Claude Christensen 02/14/18 What does it mean to live in a country founded upon colonization, and what are the lingering effects, especially in regards to indigenous and minority communities? On February... More »

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The University of Akron Press | Poem for February 2018

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“Hymn for Two Choirs” by Ashley Capps 02/08/2018 The poem “Hymn for Two Choirs” appears in the poetry collection “Mistaking the Sea for Green Fields” by Ashley Capps, published by The University of Akron Press as part of their 2005 Akron Poetry Prize. Visit ua... More »

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Connecting People One Poem at a Time

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Travelling Stanzas Exhibit Opens at Summit Artspace words and photos by Noor Hindi 02/02/2018 In a poem about his mother, Syrian poet Usama Halak writes, “Whose eyes were like the surface / of a quiet sea // Whose words were like pure water . . .” Currently di... More »

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Fems To The Front | How ‘Eleanor: A Zine’ came to life

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words and photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti Twenty or so people quietly filled two living rooms, patiently staring in the direction of the microphone. Poet Lauren Olesh stood behind it, ready to deliver “Left-handed”, a poem about her renewed relationship with her fa... More »

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Rita Dove on Love, Race, Family and Akron History

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An interview in celebration of National Poetry Month by Noor Hindi A few months ago, I picked up Rita Dove’s Pulitzer Prize winning poetry collection “Thomas and Beulah,” which tells the story of Dove’s maternal grandparents. My love for this collection was im... More »