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Gail Langstroth: Muzungu, Muzungu!

Muzungu, Muzungu!  Children scream as they touch my white skin and run. Muzungu, Muzungu!

 December, 2012, I am in Nakuusi, Uganda, a small African village, population 180. 1,281 more words

Social Justice

kitchenette building / gwendolyn brooks

“kitchenette building” by gwendolyn brooks

We are things of dry hours and the involuntary plan,
Grayed in, and gray. “Dream” makes a giddy sound, not strong… 107 more words

Poems By Others - Gwendolyn Brooks

kitchenette building

BY GWENDOLYN BROOKS 1917–2000

We are things of dry hours and the involuntary plan,
Grayed in, and gray. “Dream” makes a giddy sound, not strong… 105 more words

Poetry

The Poet’s Guide to Looking Back

It’s been far too long since my last post! I know how vital regular posting is to the life of a blog. But sometimes life intervenes and the first thing to be set aside (unfortunately) is the blog. 1,180 more words
Literature

Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards | The Semi-Finalists | Andy Karol Poetry

This made my day to receive notice that I had been selected as a semi-finalist in the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards. I attended the competition last year to support a couple of poets I knew who were competing and looked forward to trying to secure a spot in the show for this year—and I did! 120 more words