Journalism in Verse – EST. 2016

Gun Violence

The Coronavirus Pandemic Read more

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Coronavirus

Geminids

By Terri Kirby Erickson. Stargazing, like death, clarifies our place in the universe. …

A man jumps in the street in joy.
Coronavirus

Mid-August

By Courtney LeBlanc. Amid pandemic fatigue, there are vital signs of life. …

United States Read More

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Gun Violence/U.S.

Gun

By Tammy Bendetti. This flag does not rise above half-mast. …

The eyes of two women of color look out.
Identity/U.S.

to know

By Hyun-Joo Kim. A fervent address to "a world where our pasts, presents, & appointed futures are deftly woven." …

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Environment Read More

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Environment

Self-Immolation

By Jessica Michael. A song of mourning for the day Philadelphia's skyscrapers silenced 1,400 songbirds forever. …

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Environment

Howl, Part II

By Lola Stansbury-Jones. What generation will follow us? Could they follow? Could you guarantee their existence? …

Politics Read more

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Politics

Orange

By Susana Praver-Pérez. A political transition is time for reclamation. …

Obituaries Read more

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Obituaries

Lawrence

By Yvonne Daley. Honoring the man who opened a bookstore and changed the course of history. …

Culture Read more

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Culture

Viral

By Chloe Martinez. A lawyer's kitten Zoom filter helps us shake all this off. …

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Culture

The First Recital

By Michael Quattrone.A 92-year-old music teacher meets the demands of remote learning - and gives a lesson in continuity. …

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