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Cascadia Poetry Festival Tacoma

Here comes the Cascadia Poetry Festival! Get thee to Tacoma! Events begin on Thursday evening, October 12, 2017, 7:00pm, at King’s Books and continue all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Washington State History Museum. 72 more words


A Virtual Interview with Jason Edwards


Jason Edwards will be the featured reader Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. at BookWoman (5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX), 649 more words


"I don’t think I’m ever going to do an entire poem that’s going to be understood by a particular group all the way through."

“I don’t think I’m ever going to do an entire poem that’s going to be understood by a particular group all the way through. I also realize that when I’m listening to someone else’s reading and I can’t immediately latch onto the narrative, then I’m fascinated by the craft.

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Email #223: "answers they deserve"?

On July 18, 2016, one year ago today, Patricia Smith, the parent of one of four Americans killed in the terrorist attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya, spoke at the Republican National Convention, saying: “I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son.” The following month she and another parent of a victim filed a lawsuit against Secretary Clinton, holding her legally responsible due to her use of a private email server. 682 more words

Using Multimedia in Teaching Contemporary Black Women Poets

This term, I have been teaching a new course on contemporary Black women poets. I developed my course as an intervention in a literary canon (and a college course catalog) where Black women are under-represented—perhaps particularly Black women poets, and definitely contemporary Black women poets. 2,491 more words

Classroom Activities

"human being being human"

This POETRY tribute issue (June) devoted to Gwendolyn Brooks is fantastic—poems of homage, notes and photos from her archives, essays on her work and her life and their bearing on our poetry and our times. 230 more words

Poems - Others'

Cheeto Jesus

They call me Cheeto Jesus, and I got my own authority.

It is sprayed on every two weeks in the shade, “tangerine beam,”

it’s in the way I pout my lips to the skies while these bitches yap. 560 more words