Notes from the COVID-19 Lockdown

Dear Calypso friends, It’s been a minute! I’m Jenny Minniti- Shippey, author of After the Tour, and one of the new members of Calypso’s editorial board. True to Calypso’s cooperative, collaborative model, the press has brought four members on...

Favorite Poem Project Anthology

FAVORITE POEM PROJECT – HOUSTON:  AN ANTHOLOGY OF HOUSTONIANS’ BEST-LOVED POEMS Is there a special poem in your life that you would like to share with others? Many of us have found a particular poem to be deeply meaningful at key moments in our lives—and we return to...

Poetry in the Face of Tragedy

Having our human dignity “shattered through fear” is not a new phenomenon as Sarah Jameel writes in her open love letter on Medium. Throughout the world every moment of every day, people are murdered, terrorized, abandoned, diseased, starving. Throughout the world...