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Audre Lorde, a poet of incantatory power – Book review

By Jo Manby

Last month, 17 November, was the anniversary of the death of the poet Audre Lorde in 1992. Here, our book reviewer Jo… 1,037 more words

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Were I Basquiat or God

Were I Basquiat or God I would design you just as you are…in all proportions

From your long feet to your perfect fro’ you would be entirely in your own image. 165 more words



I am not my sister’s keeper

I am my sister

When she’s joyful

I leap

When she’s restless

How can I sleep?

I’m not my sister’s shadow… 144 more words


talk it like you walk it: a poem about understanding you

I learned another language

It’s the slang of you

A repetition of “nah’s”

With the “h” replacing the “w”

I never get my way, that much is true… 161 more words



Thank You for the gifts You have bestowed on me
Thank You for the words You have been showing me
Keep giving me the words and I’ll keep putting them in poetry… 1,048 more words


Poison! A riddle inspired by a quote from a movie

I fly around on two wings, last year they weren’t there.

I have soft fur, textured, but no hair.

I’ve slept, I’ve spun, I’ve been born twice. 107 more words


MAYAtron: a poem inspired by Nicki Minaj’s MEGATRON challenge 😛

You a fraud all cap cap cap cap

Never been loyal that is a fact

Call me MAYAtron

No, I like Maya Don

Don Maya, I might just get my Pablo on… 326 more words