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Spotlight on Queer Voices Past, Present, and Future

“I had never taken the time in my life before that night to write a poem.”

Opens June 1: accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry!

Marianne Moore called poems “imaginary gardens with real toads in them,” and I like to think when you dip into the Voca archives, you get to amble that garden, you get to touch those toads. 

Share your voice today!

People fear poetry because they don’t “understand” it. This is what they say. But I suspect people fear poetry because it shakes the tree of the known, uses language and uncanny forms to facet and...

Art For Justice

See the work from leading poets as part of this project that seeks to confront racial inequities within the criminal justice system to promote social justice and change.