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Poetry to be published!

So far, I have had two declines and one acceptance! I entered an amateur poetry contest a few months ago and just received notification that one of my pieces will be published. 88 more words


Poetry to publish

Now that my classes at Wayne State University are over (until fall, 2015 that is), I am pushing myself to send out more pieces for consideration. 187 more words


In Celebration: Philip Levine

As you’re likely aware, US Poet Laureate (2011-2012) Philip Levine passed away Saturday, February 14. There have been innumerable articles and tributes to him this past week. 305 more words


READINGREADING with Maged Zaher, Tarfia Faizullah, and Chris Tysh

If you are in or around the city of Detroit please join me at this fabulous reading. with Maged Zaher, Tarfia Faizullah, and Chris Tysh… 19 more words



This week, we asked you, our readers, to write a series of haiku that follows your commute to work or school during the day. We had a huge response to this prompt, see some of the responses below! 437 more words


Day 19

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson

If I told you that Brown Girl Dreaming is a memoir written in poetry, would that make you feel uneasy? 429 more words

25 Days Of Great Reads

African American Poets

Nikki Giovanni is one of the most famous poets of modern America. In her poem, Nicki-Rosa, she says “and I really hope no white person ever has cause/ to write about me” so I’ll try to keep this short. 525 more words

Poets And Poetry