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Black Writers Have Almost No Literary Support Groups (Podcast)

Whether you are a writer who’s already on your 3rd or 4th novel or a novice who’s still getting their feet wet in the big wide world of literature, it’s vital to your overall growth and evolution as a writer, on both the artistic and business side of literary composition, to find and interact with supportive groups consisting of other like-talented individuals. 479 more words
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Letting Go of a Beloved Before the Relationship Even Begins

Sence You Went Away

by: James Weldon Johnson

Seems lak to me de stars don’t shine so bright,

Seems lak to me de sun done loss his light, 674 more words


Little Known Black History Fact: Tracy K. Smith

Poet Tracy K. Smith has achieved a great deal already but her recent appointment as the U.S. Poet Laureate tops the list of notable achievements. The Princeton professor hopes to use the platform and poetry to generate new conversations about diversity. 203 more words

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in my body are boundless oceans

that command i sway

directly from my hips

that i glisten


heed my own tides

so i move with my hips

and i dip when I dip… 60 more words


Gasping for Love

Maybe I’m to blame,

For trying to play checkers in a chess game

of love.

In this process I’ve learned that Acceptance is key.

And that if you had only witnessed the former me, 509 more words


same dark devoid (first edit) 

​you’re standing on the edge looking over: i’m looking up at your silhouette, if you jumped i could catch you in my arms,

you’re teetering on your heels, if you slip you’ll crush us both, stuck between my desire for your balance or watching you fall, you’re so unreachable at that height, i bet i’m so small when you look down here,,, 236 more words


A Poem

It’s a poem if the words can live without you.

If the allegory can make blinding light shine from tombs
awaken memories
breathe them back to – reality. 67 more words