Poetry

Moving words from Kingston’s creatives

Poetry is a great way to provide social commentary and express creativity, and it often acts as a therapeutic outlet.Continue...

Slamming the status quo

Queen’s Poetry Slam has seen a rise in participants this school year, which founder Danielle D’Entremont finds encouraging.Continue...

Smokii Sumac talks poetry, identity, and Queen’s Writer’s Residency

Tucked away in Elgin, Ontario, Smokii Sumac spent two weeks at Queen’s Biological Station (QUBS)—the university’s wildlife research centre—in the company of two well-established Canadian authors.Continue...

Mourning my almost-lives

In Nairobi, the ghosts of all the women I could have been cascaded in and out of my body.Continue...

Queen’s student releases poetry book

Becoming a published author as a young person can seem impossible.Continue...

Rupi Kaur uses poetry to come home to herself

Rupi Kaur is an Indian-born Canadian poet whose books of poetry are admired for their beautiful aesthetic and raw telling of relationships, sexual assault, and healing.Continue...

Sadiqa de Meijer turns hardship into creativity

Sadiqa de Meijer is a talented writer of poetry, short stories, and essays.

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‘Just let it arrive’: Poet, mentor Bruce Kauffman talks career

Bruce Kauffman has been opening doors for artists for 12 years.Continue...

‘Citizen: An American Lyric’ challenges readers with the reality of casual racism

Claudia Rankine’s voice is nothing short of transformational. Her volume, Citizen: An American Lyric , is a book-length poem which illuminates the uncomfortable reality of Black citizens’ everyday lives.

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Poem: Unspoken Words

I have to thank you for dancing on tables

In the basement of Brock.Continue...

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