“I don’t know whether I chose to do poetry, more so than I was just writing, and it just turned into this. But I love it, and I never want to stop.” – Tia, 17
“This poem is an ode to becoming the inferno I want to see in the world…”
Meet 17-year-old Jaha Bella, member of Team Atlanta, going to Brave New Voices in July.
Get to know Ninel Nekay, 19, Atlanta’s Poet Laureate 2016-17 and a member of Team Atlanta, heading to Brave New Voices international poetry slam.
How sweet the sound
As the harmony floated about the bellies of slave ships…
Atlanta WordWorks Wednesday #ATLWWW Weekly poems from your Team Atlanta representatives of Brave New Voices 2017 DeAndre, 18, class of 2020 of Morehouse College and is the only male on AWW’s Team Atlanta this season. With his own unique D.C.-native niche (we’re still learning the slang) he enhances the wisdom of the team. A painter […]
“If the words are pretty but they don’t fit right inside of you, then it’s not the piece that you should be writing… Only write things that are true to you.” – Jaha Bella, 17
With a pen graced with cocoa butter, abundant metaphors and a genuine raw soul, Tia’s words and wisdom of self supersede her years, and we cannot wait what will come from her this season as she trains represents Team Atlanta at Brave New Voices in July.
So, this fancy-shmancy, whitey-ditey musuem stuck its only black exhibit in the basement.
Look in the mirror, how lovely you are
You take the time in perfecting your nature
Seeing not even a scratch or a scar
Your bright eyes show signs that you’re now mature
Kate’s Club teens speak up about their grief journey.