For those of you who look at your phones even when you are supposed to be relaxing, this is for you.
Cognoscenti's poet of the political scene, Erika Fine, reflects, in verse, on our commander in chief's reaction to a new book about the Trump White House.
Each player has a voice, writes Bill Littlefield, and every invitation is a chance to make a choice.
Verse offerings from Somerville poet Ed Meek.
A former student of the late poet and playwright, who died Friday at the age of 87, recalls the Nobel laureate's "brilliant terror."
Writer Leslie Lawrence was 10 when she saw her first president sworn in. She remembers only the inaugural poet, Robert Frost. This year, she calls on Americans to read the...
Since Election Day, writes Aine Greaney, I learned that poetry-as-therapy has its limitations. This time, for this tragedy, the words don't assuage, and new ones -- my own -- won’t...
Political movements grow through the press of bodies and the melding of voices in songs and poetry, writes Julie Wittes Schlack.
Voters who are disheartened by Donald Trump’s victory are reacting in different ways. Cognoscenti's poet of the political scene, Erika Fine, captures, in verse, a "conversation" between an escapist and...
Cognoscenti's poet of the political scene, Erika Fine, reflects, in verse, on the stunning outcome of the election.
Female voters have propelled Hillary Clinton to a sizable polling lead over Donald Trump. Too bad Clinton isn't their chief inspiration, writes Erika Fine.
Donald Trump is under fire for lewd comments about groping women. Our poet of the political scene, Erika Fine, offers this rhyming response.
A look at how we might better cope with the ambiguity that can accompany large-scale public health threats.
Though the presidential candidates continue to make news, Erika Fine, Cognoscenti's poet of the political scene, is enjoying a much-needed distraction, courtesy of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
A doctor reflects on the power of poetry to help better understand a patient's struggles.
A response, in verse, to Donald Trump’s all-too-serious call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.
The long snow-bound winter casts a dark pall ... till one day an umpire hollers, “Play ball!”
Are you ready for some football? Because everyone else seems to be.
Dear Winter 2015, Uncle.
In her passing, Angelou offers us a much-needed reminder of the power of words.