VOX ATL sat down with “The Poet X” author Elizabeth Acevedo after a reading she hosted at Charis Books & More in Atlanta.
VOX ATL contributor Vincent shares his latest poem.
Taken from our open mic earlier this year, Josiah McGhee performs his piece “Forced To Remember.”
VOX ATL contributor Vincent Batts shares his most recent poem “The Cycle.”
In “Therapy,” poet Michaiah Edwards starts off by saying, she is in fact, not a poet.
…I am not yours.
I am a human and I want to be treated like one.
“R.I.P. to your burst bubble
Before, you thought we were trouble
This movie dragged us out the rubble
And had you colonizers seeing double.”
“I live in a small town
Where standing out is uncommon
Sometimes not even safe
There are always parking spaces
Yet there’s not always room for love”
We are in a millennial civil rights movement, and “Black Panther” will go down in history as coming at the perfect time.
“When you govern this nation, You govern the PEOPLE. Keep belittling us and we’re going to rise up higher than your ego.”