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[Poetry Submission] Being Black X DeMario Thompkins

Being Black…

Is being in the dark forever but recognizing the light.

Being black is being alive and living life,

And yet..

Remember the chains and whips? 214 more words

Black History


Shot down in cold blood
it was the blood of a Jackson
and I don’t mean Michael
that calls us to action
Our epiloguest
Right after Juneteenth…
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Love Poems: Tilted Crown on Write About Now (Live)

From August 1-5, I traveled home to Atlanta to compete at the National Poetry Slam as a member of Eclectic Truth National Team, Baton Rouge. Amir Safi, Chibbi Orduña and Christopher Diaz of Write About Now were gracious enough to host an after hours cypher. 15 more words

Love Poems

MY First Book is on Amazon!

I’m officially an author!

My first book is entitled, Poetic Therapy: Battle Wounds

It is available on Amazon in paperback ($10) or on Kindle ($4.99) 132 more words

Speak Poet

3 Awesomely Dressed Writers

When reading a book, you as a reader tend to only think of the characters. You look into every detail, such as what color their eyes are, what they’re wearing, or a much more significant detail, such as what they’re actions are conveying about how they’re feeling. 444 more words

African American Authors

The Truest Eye

Powerful you are,

Twin chocolate peepers,

Scoping out

Glistening glittery yummy things,

Shapely muscled manly things,

Perpetually advertised fashionable things.

Reasoning seduction, 101 more words


CELEBRATING AMERICAN SHE-POETS (23): Gwendolyn Brooks, Journalist Poet, Living in the along ...

“Live not for Battles Won.
Live not for The-End-of-the-Song.
Live in the along.”
Report from Part One

There is so much about Gwendolyn Brooks and her work that is remarkable and goes beyond the awards and acknowledgements, though these are many and prestigious and often firsts for her gender and race. 705 more words