Many of today’s best writing is not found in books or magazines but out on the blogosphere.
Here are some particularly good articles and/or posts I recommend both for content and the quality of writing.
Race and Racism [While race is an invented concept, racism is not]
The darker me [Good use of meter in this poem: note the shift from iambic to emphasize “Where I can let my demons play.” Then back to iambic for one line and then: “I heard your whisper, granted your wish” and then later “That I’m not normal, I’m not quite right” (real shift) with shortening of lines: (5,4=9;5,4=9;4,4=8;2[welcome],5=7)]
Dying to Fly [Excellent command of rhymes and meter]
Jacaranda [Great deployment of meter]
Red [Notice how poem inverts about middle stanza and use of meter]