I have no clue why she would be dressed up this nicely at a train station but that is non of my business/ The point is that I wanted to complement her/ But being that most of my friends are women/I’ve heard enough creeper horror stories to know that if I didn’t approach her correctly/
I could go down in her own history book as another creepy ass guy on the train trying to holler/So I didn’t/I still don’t
“This land of the free robbed you of your freedom/spit on your identity and race/then treated you more Mexican than human…” Ivan, 18, spits powerful poetry as part of the Atlanta Word Works team at Brave New Voices 2016.
Jaha Bela, 16, is competing in this summer’s Brave New Voices slam poetry competition. “Stop looking for your bones in another man’s closet/Searching for yourself in the beds of others is not searching at all…”
As the Atlanta Word Works team goes to Washington D.C. to compete in Brave New Voices, July 12-16, we are proud to share their work. Ninel Nekay, 18, is a student at Kennesaw State University. When did you first start writing poetry? I started writing when I was 15-years-old. What inspired you to start writing poetry? I used to […]
“Men’s Weakness” is an original poem created through Atlanta Word Works. Written by Joshua Stewart and Cole Jones-Ford. This poem focuses on violence against women and sheds light on the social construction of masculinity.