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...

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...

Storytelling and being heard: Indigenous Poet Billie the Kid discusses storytelling through spoken word poetry

Billie Kearns, Sci ’19, commonly known as Billie the Kid, is a K’ai Taile Dené and Nehiyaw spoken word poet and storyteller.Continue...

Poem: We Agreed That I Should Leave You in Toronto

We sit on the couch in your apartment and the clock pushes August away, hands squeezing the thick air to rain.Continue...

Poem: She Must

Dip into that valley of the unknown, caress its invisible colour.Continue...

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