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I Want To Be Poet Laureate of Queens

The Borough of Queens is taking applications for its poet laureate, and I’m going to throw my sweaty hat into the ring. I think my chances of being accepted are low, but fuck it. 639 more words

Notes From A Polite New Yorker

Video: Amiri Baraka reads "Somebody Blew up America"

“Somebody Blew Up America” by Amiri Baraka with Rob Brown on saxophone, recorded on February 21, 2009 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY. 45 more words

Social Justice

An open letter to Aylesbury Vale District Council ;)

Dear ladies and sirs, I would like to report
That I have just had an unusual thought;
You’re missing a trick with this tourism lark, 345 more words


Celebrate Legendary American Poetry with Ameriverse!

Visiting the mall book store I found the poetry aisle and reality hit me in between my spectacles. Later that day I wandered through the aisles of one of our local used book sellers and this time I ducked. 89 more words



The inspiration for our 2015 intervention series comes from the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Thomas and Beulah. It’s a fictionalized account of the author’s grandparents. It shows a side of city life from the mid-west and our organization wish to do the same but in our time period and in NYC. 129 more words

West Harlem Art Fund

Me, Prof, Prof and Prof.

The greatest Poetry slam ever. Kgositsile vs Serote vs Ntuli with @QuazRoodt as the slam master. @WordNSound pic.twitter.com/UNXwtnkGpj

— #MansaMusa (@Afurakan) March 17, 2015