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Poetry Mondays #3

Today’s poem is a languid deconstruction of an dis-integrating family from the eyes of an assumed early-adolescent girl. The piece is called True story and it’s written by the London-born Half Nigerian/Half Jamaican poetess…Yrsa Daley-Ward… Enjoy… 334 more words

A Lament of the Growing Futility of our Rage

our anger has

no ability to destabilise

they have grown accustomed to our anger.

our anger is

their profit


deliberately they anger us

the more we scream… 122 more words


May poets' meeting: Black poets confront racism

Members of the North Shore Poets’ Forum met Saturday, May 19, at the Beverly Public Library. It was my turn (Cathryn O’Hare) this time to present a program, so I chose, “Black poets confront racism in America,” featuring such poets as Fenton Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes. 427 more words


Eve's Garden (Coming Soon)!!!

Eve’s Garden, a poetry book that delves into the inner world of nostalgic memory, is coming to you on May 30th, 2018!

Check out the… 95 more words



on Tuesdays she pops pills when her stomach hurts just a little
tells herself it’s not her heart skipping beats
her mind repeating your words cause you came back last Tuesday… 86 more words


"Oughta Be A Woman" by June Jordan #PoetryMonth

June Jordan was a Caribbean-American poet and essayist, born to Jamaican immigrants in Harlem in 1936, and raised in Bed-Stuy, New York. She was a highly acclaimed poet and essayist. 235 more words