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Hip Hop Education: An Interview w/ Dr. Pedro Noguera

As part of a series of interviews with scholars, teachers, and students about the intersections of hip hop, spoken word poetry, and urban education, we interviewed Dr. 106 more words

Spoken Word

Hip Hop Education: An Interview w/ Dr. Chris Emdin

As part of a forthcoming series of interviews on the intersections of hip hop, spoken word, and education – one of my students traveled with me to Teachers College, Columbia University, where we interviewed Dr. Chris Emdin.

Spoken Word

The Rape Joke (not my poem)

I didn’t write this poem, but I did happen to find it while combing through YouTube the other day, and I really just wanted to share it. 39 more words


Watching ep. 4 of Marc Maron’s show and poetry lady waxing off on her creation and that made me think of my recent failed dream of being a slam poet. 182 more words


Man of Many Figures (of speech)

What’s left of him is a broken simile,
Just the colors and butterflies and thousands of other things,
with nothing on the other end, 172 more words

Creative Writing

to this day

I’ve had a lot of different posts saved in my drafts just ready for publishing, but I can’t seem to post any of them. Maybe it doesn’t seem like the right time to post them, or they’re too personal…or maybe both. 180 more words

The Length of my Fingernails

Hey Everybody I just wanted to share with you something I have been working on. It’s an original Slam Poem for the Light Up the Stage competition done through the National Speech and Debate Association. 749 more words