"It sort of feels empty, not like I'm swollen with words." — Ntozake Shange, poet and author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, who is battling a neurological disorder.
Most of you could probably use a little poetry in your lives. We've mashed our brains together and made a list of ten amazing queer ladysexy poets that you should check out right now, if you haven't already.
It's easy to vilify Ted Hughes as the callous philanderer who broke Sylvia Plath's heart, had a suspiciously high number of suicidal wives, and went on write increasingly bombastic poetry. A somewhat different picture of Hughes, who died ten years ago, emerges from The Letters of Ted Hughes, which was just published. …