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Love Poems: When They Come With Machetes in Their Mouths

I am not superwoman. My mother is not superwoman. My mother’s mother is not superwoman.
I am, we are, soft. Can shatter. Crumble in your hands. 108 more words

Love

Love Poems: Milk and Honey

8.6.2014

do not slip your tongue into the mouths of men
who see your beauty when lights are dim
they do not know you

do not lay underneath men who thrust themselves… 44 more words

Love

Little Known Black History Fact: Robert Hayden

Robert Hayden was the nation’s first Black Poet Laureate, a honor that most believe was first bestowed on Rita Dove in 1993. But Hayden’s achievement occurred 17 years earlier in 1976, and he served in the post for two years. 458 more words

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The Exchange

Filling the air with words
I wait -
Wait for her to finish her thoughts.

Look, glance, pause.

“Think of something else to say, Danyealah…” 44 more words

Poetry

Little Known Black History Fact: Frank X Walker

Poet, educator and activist Frank X Walker is Kentucky’s first Black poet laureate, and at 53 the youngest to serve in the post. Governor… 367 more words

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Little Known Black History Fact: Frank X Walker

Poet, educator and activist Frank X Walker is Kentucky’s first Black poet laureate, and at 53 the youngest to serve in the post. Governor… 367 more words

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Little Known Black History Fact: Frank X Walker

Poet, educator and activist Frank X Walker is Kentucky’s first Black poet laureate, and at 53 the youngest to serve in the post. Governor… 367 more words

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