literature

The University of Akron Press | Poem for July 2018

"Cussing in the Playground" by Oliver de la Paz 07/19/2018 The poem “Cussing in the Playground” appears in the poetry collection Requiem for the Orchard by Oliver de la Paz, published by The University of Ak...

Until Name Becomes Prayer

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 rega...

The University of Akron Press | Poem for February 2018

"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 Pr...

Connecting People One Poem at a Time

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 ...

Rita Dove on Love, Race, Family and Akron History

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 mate...