What a Poet Does for a Living

How do you respond when your partner’s parents ask what you do for a living?

A Father Speaks on Her Gender Transition

Author, professor, and parent Joy Ladin speaks on her transition from male to female and how it has made her think about what it really means to be “a woman.”

A Thanksgiving Chant From the Soul of a Rebel Poet

Walter Beck is a poet who is not here to conform to anyone’s notions of a man. Gratitude is a convention he can live with however, and he expresses his here, in a chant that only Walter can do.

Want to Get Thousands of Clicks on Your Article?

Make a list, forget literature, and abandon the craft of the word-smith. After that, can there be justice for literature?

Looking for a Few Good Men

Poetry editor Charlie Bondhus reflects on what it means to be gay, a poet, and an editor, and what all this means in terms of the Good Men Project’s mission.

I Am a Man

When someone says those four words—I am a man—what does it mean? You’ll probably agree with Scott Heydt…more than once.

Documentary About Poet Jimmy Santiago Baca: Kickstarter Campaign

“A Place to Stand” is the authorized story of Jimmy Santiago Baca’s transformation from an illiterate convict to an award-winning poet and novelist.

Man-to-Man with Poet Joshua Robbins

In an engaging interview with Win Bassett, multiple award-winning poet Joshua Robbins talks poetry, parenthood, and how a good man is hard to define.

Inspiration Wanes

A geese family, two youngsters, and a flute help revive Spoon Jackson’s inspiration.

Seamus Heaney (1939-2013): ‘If You Have the Words, There’s Always a Chance That You’ll Find the Way.’

A tribute to Seamus Heaney—whose words helped Jesse Kornbluth finish his novel and countless others learn to love and live.

Unnatural Desert: The End of Arts-in-Corrections

Spoon Jackson gives a glimpse into daily prison life and asks, “How can we heal without the arts?”

AFP: Chile Exhumes Remains of Nobel Poet Neruda

Experts started work on opening the tomb of Chilean Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, to uncover his remains and determine if he died of cancer or was poisoned.

Prioritizing Time and Money

“Ten years ago, I turned my head for a moment and it became my life.”

I Am a Highly Sensitive Man

Although being a highly sensitive person is equally common among women and men, being a sensitive man remains misunderstood.

Diary of a Gay Skinhead

Brotherhood means answering when your friend has the courage to ask. A excerpt from Pedro Serrano’s book, Pride—Diary of a Gay Skinhead, in the Men and Suicide series.

Beginning a Dialogue on Death

Coach Cj Swaby’s fight against grief.