Inside the New Yorker magazine’s website, the new Poetry Month special “Poetry in the Age of Trump” is all about how to do this in a way that will “not be perceived as a threat.”
The special, which was launched on Sunday, features poetry from some of the biggest names in the field, including Toni Morrison, Kate Chopin, and Emily Dickinson.
In an interview with Salon’s Allison Janney, a poet who’s worked on and off with the magazine since its founding in 2014, Morrison revealed the five-minute rule: If you want to talk to your poetry, you need to write for five minutes.
It’s like the one rule you can’t change, Morrison said.
You can’t say, “I’m going to take a five- minute break, and I’m going write an essay for you for five.”
But you can say, maybe I need to do something else.
“When you have a situation like this where there’s an individual who has gone through something that you’ve gone through that you’re really angry about, that you feel like you don’t have a voice anymore,” Morrison said, “and then you can look back and you can be like, ‘This is the way it’s always been.'”
The Poetry in Time series, which Morrison co-created with New Yorker editor Scott McGough, aims to create a series of “poems that tell stories and make you feel a certain way,” she said.
For Morrison, the story is of “a time when poetry and art have been seen as tools that oppress marginalized people, and it was a moment of empowerment and hope.”
“Poems about the power of love, and the power to not be afraid of the unknown, and to look beyond yourself, that’s what’s in it for me,” Morrison continued.
“There are many things that resonate with me and that I feel, and so many stories that I want to tell, but I want them to be told in five minutes, and that’s how I want this to be.”
Morrison, who is from the Bronx, has been working with the New York Public Library since her senior year of high school.
Her work has been published in Salon, the Guardian, the New Republic, and numerous other publications.
She was the first African American woman to receive a National Book Award.
She is a fellow at the Center for American Progress, and has a master’s degree in poetry from Yale University.
Morrison told Salon that her focus on the importance of “taking time” has made her more vulnerable to criticism.
“If I’ve said something that’s wrong, and if I’m not comfortable with it, that can be a real risk, and people will say, ‘Oh, well, you should do that.’
They’ll tell me that they’re angry that I’m doing it,” she explained.
“And I’ve been trying to get people to respect my work, to understand my work more, and also be able to give them what they want.
It has been so hard for me to get the respect that I wanted from people that I don’t think I deserve.”
Morrison’s essay for the special ” Poetry In The Age of TRUMP ,” which was published on Sunday.
The poem is called “The Last Stand of the Antifa,” and the story starts with a group of white protesters in Portland, Oregon, in October 2016.
“I’d never seen them before,” Morrison says of the protesters.
“But when they saw me, they said, ‘Are you a writer?
Are you a poet?’
And I said, I’m a writer, and they said they were anarchists.”
Morrison has a long history of writing about race and politics, from writing about the Ku Klux Klan in the 1990s and 2000s, to her 2015 book, “The Invisible War,” which examined how the U.S. government has been systematically attacking people of color since the 1960s.
Morrison, like so many writers of color, has also come to identify with the struggles of marginalized people.
Morrison is not the only poet who has been targeted by hate groups in recent months.
Last month, the University of Texas at Austin student newspaper published an essay about Morrison titled “Poets and Anti-Fascists: A Conversation,” which included a section about Morrison’s work.
In response, the UVA student newspaper removed the article from its website and suspended the editor who wrote it.
“UVA University, I hope you understand that this piece of journalism has no place on UVA’s campus,” the editor wrote.
“As a writer and a student, I have been subject to harassment and intimidation from UVA students, administrators, and administrators.
This is unacceptable.”
Morrison is also a professor at UVA, and recently released a new book called “Painted in Blood: Poetry, Race, and Sexuality in America.”
In an email, Morrison defended