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On Warsan Shire, Peter Riley and Poetry Criticism

Last week, Beyoncé released Lemonade, an hour-long multi-genre piece made by leading artists in film, music and poetry. London Young Laureate Warsan Shire’s poems “For Women Who Are Difficult To Love”, “The unbearable weight of staying (the end of the relationship)” and “Nail Technician as Palm Reader” are all adapted as interludes between songs. 1,837 more words


Meet Ruby Amanfu, A Ghanaian Singer Featured On Beyoncé's Song 'Don't Hurt Yourself'

Beyoncé’s Lemonade album has quite a number of African influences. Somali poet/writer Warsan Shire, Nigerian visual artist Laolu Senbanjo have all been recognized as part of the creative process of bringing the Queen Bee’s controversial album to life. 304 more words


How to Make LEMONADE

Biographical, confessional, raw, deviant, dope. A few words to describe the experience that is Beyoncé’s latest album, LEMONADE.

I have been sippin’ on Beyoncé’s LEMONADE for about a week now, trying to savor and make sense of the feminist mogul’s alchemical mix of r&b, soul, rock, and country music. 2,398 more words


9 Poems You Shouldn't Die Without Reading

1. “Untitled”
how far have you walked for men who’ve never held your feet in their laps?
how often have you bartered with bone, only to sell yourself short? 1,978 more words


Beyoncé - 'Lemonade'

There are countless articles swarming social media about Beyoncé’s stirring and momentous new visual album, Lemonade. I love the conversations. Between absorbing the cultural impact this may have and memorizing the narratives of how each  1,066 more words


Warsan Shire-Poet of Love and War

A discovery.

Fresh voiced, a modern romantic deprived of weakness, a cool head with clear eyes

that have seen war and devastation. She is a new name with a tone sometimes harsh… 195 more words

for women who are difficult to love

you are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him… 171 more words