The Exoskeleton and the BluesStructural amazements are buoyed by inner music in Terrance Hayes’ How to Be Drawn.
The Book of InjusticeTarfia Faizullah’s poems wrestle with the mass rapes of Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War.
The Beautiful Uncut Hair of GravesBrian Teare’s poetry is about grass, but it’s also about life and death.
The Wheat and the ChaffLucille Clifton is the rare poet good enough to survive the Collected Poems treatment.
Blackness VisibleClaudia Rankine’s poems explore how to write about yourself when your language pretends you don’t exist.
Steak-Umm out of Sacred CowsPatricia Lockwood’s poetry, and the discomfort it’s meant to cause squares like me.
The Love of Two People Staring in the Same DirectionA new book of poems from American master Frank Bidart.
Love Letters to Kenny G, Dave Chappelle, and RuPaulMarcus Wicker’s poetry buzzes with the energy, and loneliness, of pop culture.
Amen, Canada! The Canadian Supreme Court, unlike the United States’ Supreme Court, understands that sectarian prayer is sectarian.
Stop Vilifying Almonds Yes, they use up a lot of water in drought-afflicted California. But the story gets a lot more complicated from there.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Chad Lorenz talks about running the home page, writing headlines, and his favorite picks from the magazine this week.
Golden Status The Warriors are the best team since Jordan’s Bulls. Why aren’t they respected as such?